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PBS, 20 Million & More!


We’re about half way through the year, and our donors have already accomplished SO much. Check out your main achievements of the year to date!

20 Million Acres for the Planet

Five years ago, facing climate change, deforestation and other threats, we pledged to conserve 20 million acres in Latin America by the year 2020. And we are thrilled to announce, you did it! In May – a year ahead of schedule – we exceeded 20 million acres, nearly the size of South Carolina.

Guardians of the Forest on PBS

The award-winning documentary series Visionaries highlights nonprofits around the world that are working to make a difference. We are very proud that Visionaries selected Nature and Culture as part of their 2019 season! Our episode Guardians of the Forest is airing on select PBS stations.

Cultural and Biodiversity in Central Ecuador

Together we created a new protected area linking the Andes Mountains with the Ecuadorian Amazon. Huamboya Municipal Conservation Area safeguards priority ecosystems and cultural diversity in central Ecuador, adding to a network of protected areas in the region spanning 7.5 million acres.

And a few more…

With your support, the Autonomous Indigenous Campesino Government of Charagua declared the second largest conservation area in Bolivia! Ñembi Guasu is home to the Ayoreo, the only native population in South America outside the Amazon that remains uncontacted.

Our Water School in Ecuador won the prestigious Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA) Award for its innovative work! We also worked with partners and experts around the world to develop Ecuador’s first book on Ecohydrology.

You protected 6,500 acres in the Peruvian Andes! San Pablo-Catarata Gocta Conservation Area protects habitat for endangered species such as the yellow-tailed woolly monkey and secures critical water sources like Gocta Falls, the third highest waterfall in Peru.

Our team in Mexico expanded our Monte Mojino Reserve by nearly 1,300 acres. This land lies within the Cuchujaqui Watershed, which provides 70% of the water used in the nearby community of Alamos.

We helped launch the 100% natural Bio Drinks with our partner AJE. The drinks are made from aguaje and camu-camu, Amazonian fruits collected sustainably by communities near protected reserves in Loreto.

Your support expanded Yacuambi Municipal Reserve in Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador. This is the first step towards upgrading a portion of the reserve into the National System of Protected Areas, which would give that area the highest level of protection.

Thank you for making our shared conservation dream possible. Your support allows us to finish 2019 with a continued spirit of hope and vigor to defend Life on Earth!

PS – Did you see what we accomplished together last year? Check out the newly released 2018 Impact Report.