Jocotoco maintains good relations with the communities around its reserves system, most of them support the conservation work of the foundation. As part of our institutional policies, we offer job opportunities for people from the local communities. The foundation has also good relations with national and local authorities. The Municipalities and Sectional Governments are important allies for our conservation work. Fundacion Jocotoco works in awareness campaigns in the surrounding communities, aimed at both adults and children. The Foundation was a pioneer in making the awareness campaign on Easter about the wax palm and parakeets in 2004, this campaign was focused on the southern provinces of the country. At present, this campaign is done annually throughout the country and is managed by national authorities.