Nature and Culture International plays leading role in protecting wildlife, habitat and ecosystem services in an area rapidly losing its forests.Nature and Culture International celebrates the declaration of Zamora Chinchipe Provincial Reserve in southern Ecuador. Zamora Chinchipe will protect … [Read more...] about Zamora Chinchipe Provincial Reserve Protects Nearly 1.1 Million Acres in Southern Ecuador
2 weeks. 2 countries. 3 new protected areas. As forest loss continues and climate change intensifies, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. At Nature and Culture, we stay motivated thanks to donors like you. Your support allows us to work our hardest to protect some of the most incredible ecosystems in … [Read more...] about 2 weeks. 2 countries. 3 NEW protected areas.
Boshumi Regional Conservation Area Protects Nearly 500,000 Acres of Critical Habitat in North-Central Peru
Nature and Culture International plays leading role in protecting a vital source of water for more than 69,000 PeruviansFollowing six years of collaboration with the Peruvian government and local communities, Nature and Culture celebrates the declaration of a new Regional Conservation Area in … [Read more...] about Boshumi Regional Conservation Area Protects Nearly 500,000 Acres of Critical Habitat in North-Central Peru
Newly established Volcán Azufral Natural Park protects one of Colombia's most critical ecosystems and water for 97,000 peopleStanding 4,000 meters high inside the foothills of the Andes, Volcán Azufral is a stratovolcano located in southern Colombia. Though it is practically dwarfed by giant … [Read more...] about Volcán Azufral Natural Park: Protecting Colombia’s Páramos
Nature is Calling, Fall 2018 Nature and Culture International’s strength is in people who share the same dreams: of diverse vibrant cultures; of forests and savannas alive with birds, plants and frogs; of clean water and air and a livable climate. Our strength is in 60 local staff and the 300 rural … [Read more...] about Nature is Calling: 2018 Fall Newsletter
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!