Together we can protect South America’s only bear species
You’re invited to Beer for Bears – an event to promote awareness about the Andean bear of South America and raise funds for Nature and Culture International’s work in the Andes Mountains.
Nature and Culture International’s Board of Directors has appointed Matt Clark as President and CEO of the organization.
“I am deeply honored to have been chosen to lead Nature and Culture International’s talented, committed staff and board and grateful to our dedicated community of supporters who recognize and value the critical importance of our work protecting the planet.” Matt Clark, President and CEO of Nature and Culture International.
Nature is calling to thank you for your continued support. Our second ever newsletter shares how you have made the protection of millions of acres of biodiverse ecosystems possible.
We hope that with this little bit of news, you will be inspired by the programs that you have supported that help nature and culture thrive.
Click on the link to read the full publication! Nature and Culture Newsletter, Spring 2018
Nature and Culture International plays leading role in creating “untouched” stronghold for spectacled bear and other threatened species
Cheers erupted among the 600 attendees as Ecuador declared Río Negro – Sopladora National Park, Ecuador’s first national park in nearly a decade. Río Negro will eliminate a significant unprotected gap in the Sangay – Podocarpus Corridor, a 100-mile bridge of highly diverse and protected mountain ecosystems connecting Sangay and Podocarpus national parks.
Nature and Culture International (NCI) in collaboration with local governments, has achieved the first step for one of the greatest conservation opportunities on earth. The El Chaco Municipal Reserve totaling 167,867 acres was declared in Ecuador on July 25, 2017. This area is located in the Napo watershed in the central Amazon of Ecuador and is one of seven municipal reserves that will constitute the area.
This first ever newsletter shares how you have made the protection of millions of acres of forests possible. Nature and Culture International thanks you for your partnership in protecting some of the most beautiful places on the planet!
Click on the link to read the full publication! NCI Newsletter, Summer 2017
Nature and Culture International (NCI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jose Alvarez Alonso as the National Director of Strategy and Sustainability of NCI Peru.
Alvarez has spent most of his working life dedicated to the conservation of the Peruvian Amazon. He brings 20 years of experience working with government leaders, native communities, scientists and non-profit groups through the region to NCI.
The Pastaza Ecological Sustainable Use Area – about the size of the state of Maryland – Holds world records for its wide array of plant and animal species
Fabián Rodas López, Cuenca regional coordinator, Nature and Culture International (NCI), surveys the tropical forest under a towering ficus tree. NCI, founded in Del Mar, Calif., helped Ecuador establish the new 6.3-million-acre Pastaza Ecological Sustainable Use Area in the Ecuadorian Amazon Forest. The preserve, which is about the size of the state of Maryland, is one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. The announcement of the preserve was the culmination of three years of collaboration by provincial and local governments in Ecuador, indigenous communities and NCI.
Mongabay Series, Global Forests Reports: Ecuadorian province protects 90% of its land area
27 March 2017/ Joaquín Ortiz and translated by Romina Castagnino
The Pastaza Ecological Area of Sustainable Development has around 2.5 million hectares (about 6.2 million acres), about 90 percent of the area of Ecuador’s Pastaza province.
After three years of working with local governments and indigenous communities, the Provincial Council of Pastaza established the Pastaza Ecological Area of Sustainable Development in the center of the Ecuadorian Amazon region. The area covers more than 2.5 million hectares (about 6.2 million acres) and occupies about 90 percent of the area of the province of the same name.
The New York Times just reported that in the last six years over 4 million acres of land in Bolivia have been deforested. It is projected that by 2025 a devastating 14 million acres of forest could be cleared in Bolivia alone.(1)
Nature and Culture International in collaboration with its Bolivian partner, Natura Bolivia are making a difference.
Earlier this year, Nature and Culture International celebrated its 20th Anniversary in Del Mar, CA. On 29 November 2016, NCI Ecuador commemorated the 20th Anniversary at the Eugenio Espejo Convention Center in Quito, Ecuador. The anniversary commemorated the institutional accomplishments of NCI from 1996 to 2016.