Peru: Marañon dry forests protected as a regional conservation area

“It is a small area, but one of the richest of the world.”

– Iván Mejía, Coordinator for the Amazonas and Cajamarca areas

Ecuador announces a new national park in the Andes

“Due to efforts by local communities, researchers, Nature and Culture, the Andes Amazon Fund, and the Ecuadorian government – particularly the Ministry of the Environment – Río Negro-Sopladora National Park has received the highest conservation category status in the country.”

Nature and Culture Helps Ecuador Establish a 6.3-million-acre Conservation Corridor in Amazon Rainforest

“The creation of the Pastaza reserve is a global example of what local and provincial governments working together with indigenous communities can do to protect vital natural resources while ensuring their own long-terms sustainable development and livelihoods.”

– Renzo Paladines, Executive Director of Latin America

The New York Times

For Peruvians, Baskets for the U.S. Market Bring a New Way of Life

“We are part of nature. When we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves.”

– Ivan Vásquez, President of Loreto Region

Del Mar Times

Del Mar Organization is Creating Big Change for World’s Ecosystems

“To actually go in the field and see the environmental battlefront…and see NCI working right there, trying to turn the tide and preserve it, is incredible.”

– Dwight Worden, Del Mar City Councilman

Union Tribune

Despair Fuels Developer’s Conservation Dream

“I just respect so deeply someone who says ‘I am going to make this happen.’ And then has the passion and perseverance to make it happen.”

– Allison Alberts, Ph.D., San Diego Zoo Global Chief Conservation and Research Officer