To advance the long-term preservation of nature and biodiversity in the tropics and other priority areas worldwide.
What we do
- Secure land for permanent protection in private nature reserves;
- Partner with the Kayapo indigenous people in Brazil to protect a vast area of the southeastern Amazon;
- Work with local communities to protect threatened species and ecosystems and build local support for conserving nature;
- Take action to protect marine ecosystems from illegal destructive fishing practices;
- Pioneer highly successful ways of working with pastoral communities in Mali to protect critical habitat for elephants and humans;
- Reduce threats to shorebird populations wintering in Latin America and Asia;
- Maintain a trust fund to permanently protect Peru's first conservation concession;
- Improve actions to address and reduce deforestation in the Andean Amazon based on advanced near real-time monitoring.
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What sets us apart
- Direct conservation action to protect natural ecosystems and reduce threats.
- Staying lean and flexible:
- With our partners, we involve local communities in conservation efforts.
- Our work is science based. We also try to base it on a sound understanding of the human element, socioeconomic and political, from local communities to the national level.
- Transparency: We disclose the cost of each of our programs and who our partners and co-funders are.
1 What makes a conservation priority? Key considerations are: vulnerability (species and ecological communities that are rare or have small ranges, as many do in the tropics); species richness/biodiversity; existing threats; and knowing what actions are needed and that they are feasible and cost-effective.
A core group of donors supports all administrative costs and will continue to do so as we grow.
This means that support from other donors goes entirely to programs.
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