August 14, 2012 | One of the world’s most endangered ecosystems received a boost last week when the Ecuadorean Government and local municipalities announced they would seek the declaration of a 780,000-acre Biosphere Reserve to protect the country's tropical seasonal forests. These forests, … [Read more...] about Ecuadorian Government Supports New Biosphere Reserve Alongside NCI
May 9, 2012 | Late last year, we recovered this photograph of what may have been the last jaguar in Peru's Amotapes mountain range. The photograph was provided by the son of the farmer pictured here, and was taken in 1965. For centuries, jaguars were killed on sight in the region, and this beautiful … [Read more...] about Photo of Last Jaguar in Amotapes Dry Forest?
April 15, 2012 | The mammals of Ecuador's Podocarpus National Park are notoriously hard to record or observe in the field, and as a result, it can be very difficult to understand their habitat range. Scientists at the Institute of Ecology of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), placed … [Read more...] about Ocelot photos a first in Podocarpus National Park
March 4, 2012 | Last week, one member of our dedicated conservation team published a remarkable and hopeful story over at the Huffington Post. Silvia Usuriaga, Nature and Culture International's Program Coordinator, gives her personal account of the ceremony announcing the declaration of the … [Read more...] about NCI Featured on The Huffington Post
New declaration protects nearly 1,000,000 acres of Peruvian Amazon, home to threatened indigenous group
February 4, 2012 | "When the council members raised their hands in approval, I felt great pride and happiness, and all of our people were happy as well." With these words, Sebastian Rios Ochoa, a native of the Amazon community of Sucusari described why February 4th had taken on historic significance … [Read more...] about New declaration protects nearly 1,000,000 acres of Peruvian Amazon, home to threatened indigenous group