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Saving wildlife & wild places


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Saving wildlife and wild places for a healthy planet.

Have you ever seen a blue morpho butterfly? The blue morpho is among the largest butterflies on the planet. Its vibrant blue wings span from five to eight inches!

Considered one of the most beautiful and impressive butterflies in the world, the blue morpho surely has value beyond, and apart from, any practical worth to humans. But this species is also one small component that contributes to a healthy Amazon ecosystem, and a healthy planet.

Due to their size and striking beauty, blue morpho butterflies are one of the most emblematic of all Amazon species.

The plants and animals that live in the wild are vital to sustaining all life on Earth. We depend on wildlife and the planet’s rich biodiversity for the air we breathe, the food we eat, the energy we use, the materials we need, for our survival and wellbeing.  

Nature and Culture International helps save endangered plants and animals – like the blue morpho – by protecting habitats across Latin America. By conserving wildlife and wild places, we ensure that future generations can enjoy the natural world and the incredible species that live within it.

Because of the generosity of donors, Nature and Culture saves habitats that are home to thousands of plants and animals. Here are just a few of the awe-inspiring species that Nature and Culture protects.

An important time for biodiversity

An intergovernmental panel of scientists recently said one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Unsustainable human activities and overexploitation of wildlife and wild places are destroying the planet’s biodiversity.

The stakes have never been higher. But you can fight extinction and save the planet’s biodiversity.

Together we can save wildlife and wild places for a healthy planet.

“Never in a million years could I create a songbird, a pink river dolphin, or a blue morpho butterfly. That has helped me to dedicate my time and resources to help conserve the variety of life on earth.” Ivan Gayler, Founder of Nature and Culture International