Perched in a creek bed in the Ecuadorian Andes, a striking bird with a brilliant blue throat has revealed itself to science for the first time.Dr. Francisco Sornoza-Molina of Ecuador’s Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad and colleagues first observed an unidentified hummingbird during fieldwork … [Read more...] about New hummingbird species discovered in Ecuador
Newly established Cujillo Private Conservation Area protects one of Peru's most unique ecosystems and resources for the local peopleExciting news in Peru’s dry forest! Last week, with Nature and Culture’s support, the Government of Peru created Cujillo Private Conservation Area. The new reserve … [Read more...] about Cujillo Private Conservation Area: Protecting Peru’s Incredible Dry Forest
New Conservation Area protects biodiversity hotspot in PeruHairy long-nosed armadillo. Marañón pigeon. Peruvian night monkey. What do these three unique species have in common? You can only find them in the Marañón Dry Forests ecoregion and northern Peru. This week, with Nature and Culture’s … [Read more...] about Peru Declares New Conservation Area Protecting Almost 200 Species Found Nowhere Else on the Planet
New Natural Park in Colombia secures clean water for more than 116,000 peoplePrior to the 2016 Peace Accord, it was considered too dangerous to go into certain remote regions of Colombia and establish protected areas. In recent years, the country has made significant strides in and a serious … [Read more...] about Colombia Declares New Natural Park Protecting Water for 116,000 People
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. … [Read more...] about Sip a beer, save a bear…Join us on May 12 at Beer for Bears!
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 … [Read more...] about Announcing Matt Clark as new 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 … [Read more...] about Nature is calling, our spring newsletter is here!
Milestone National Park: A Critical Span In Ecuador’s 100-Mile Bridge of Protected Mountaintop Ecosystems
Nature and Culture International plays leading role in creating “untouched” stronghold for spectacled bear and other threatened speciesCheers erupted among the 600 attendees as Ecuador declared Río Negro – Sopladora National Park, Ecuador’s first national park in nearly a decade. Río Negro … [Read more...] about Milestone National Park: A Critical Span In Ecuador’s 100-Mile Bridge of Protected Mountaintop Ecosystems
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 … [Read more...] about Protecting the Watershed of the Amazon Rainforest
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 … [Read more...] about Nature is Calling, Summer 2017
Nature and Culture International Announces Appointment of Leading Conservationist, Jose Alvarez, in Peru
April 24, 2017Nature 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 … [Read more...] about Nature and Culture International Announces Appointment of Leading Conservationist, Jose Alvarez, in Peru
Nature & Culture International Helps Ecuador with Establishment of A 6.3-million-acre Conservation Corridor in Amazon Rainforest
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 speciesFabián Rodas López, Cuenca regional coordinator, Nature and Culture International (NCI), surveys the tropical forest under a towering … [Read more...] about Nature & Culture International Helps Ecuador with Establishment of A 6.3-million-acre Conservation Corridor in Amazon Rainforest
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.* Nature and Culture International in collaboration with its … [Read more...] about Striking the Balance: Nature & Economic Development in Bolivia
Nature and Culture International celebrates 20 years of conservation success with anniversary events in both North America and South America, bringing together the founders, partners, and supporters who have made NCI’s work possible. Earlier this year, Nature and Culture International celebrated … [Read more...] about NCI Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Quito, Ecuador
On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Colombia’s Antioquia regional environmental authority, CorAntioquia, established the 13,000 acre Cacica Noría Regional Protected Area. This area protects rich cloud forests of the Andes, the world’s highest biodiversity ecoregion, together with a diversity of other … [Read more...] about Colombia Creates a New Protected Area!
The San Diego Union Tribune Interviews NCI Founder Ivan Gayler on Saving the planet, one forest at a time.
Ivan Gayler (Eduardo Contreras/San Diego Union-Tribune)By Lisa Deaderick, Union TribuneSeptember 25, 2016 - From 30,000 feet, while flying over the Amazon 30 years ago, Ivan Gayler saw a pattern of logging roads and forest fires. It was too much destruction.“The greatest ecosystem on the … [Read more...] about The San Diego Union Tribune Interviews NCI Founder Ivan Gayler on Saving the planet, one forest at a time.
After three years of work, we are celebrating the declaration of the 66,954 acre Chicuate Chinguelas Private Conservation Area in northern Peru, which safeguards rich biodiversity and a stunning landscape. Since 2013, NCI's local team in Piura has worked with the community of Segunda y Cajas, the … [Read more...] about 66,000 Acre Reserve Declared in Northern Peru
In May, the ordinance for the 306,000 acre Carpish Mountain Forest Regional Conservation Area was passed by the regional government in Huánuco, Peru – a major first step on the road to protecting this precious ecosystem. A bird watcher's dream, the cloud forests of Carpish are humming with an … [Read more...] about A Milestone for the Protection of Peru’s Birding Hotspot
This is the first article in our Sustainable Livelihoods series, exploring NCI's work with communities to develop new sources of income based on the sustainable use of natural resources in and around the areas we've helped these communities protect. From our Palo Santo project in the dry forest of … [Read more...] about Sustainable Livelihoods Series: Achiote Harvest in Ecuador
We have some exciting news to share. Our Andean corridor program, which is connecting habitats and communities to conserve a biodiversity hotspot, has been named a Classy Awards Finalist. We are in excellent company, among the 100 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises of 2016! We … [Read more...] about NCI Announced as 2016 Classy Awards Finalist