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The Success of the Women-Led Cooperative, Imbereheza Gahunga

The Success of the Women-Led Cooperative, Imbereheza Gahunga

Athanasie Mukabizimungu became a leader in her community in rural Rwanda when she championed a water project. It enabled effective rain water catchment while minimizing threats to gorillas from people entering the Volcanoes National Park for resource collection. This...

Two Years Together as Wild Earth Allies

Two Years Together as Wild Earth Allies

Two years ago, we launched a new chapter under the name Wild Earth Allies to signify a renewed vision of wildlife flourishing in healthy ecosystems that sustain us all. Since then, we have accelerated conservation in our key program areas including: Placing more than...

Trees of Belize: Knowledge is the Power to Protect

Trees of Belize: Knowledge is the Power to Protect

Belize is growing and modernizing quickly, and threats to its trees and forests are intensifying. Botanical knowledge, however, makes management and protection efforts more effective. We are taking steps to protect Belize’s more than 1,100 tree species by developing a...

Pioneering Fishermen Tackle Hawksbill Turtle Threats

Pioneering Fishermen Tackle Hawksbill Turtle Threats

In Los Cóbanos, El Salvador, pioneering fishermen work to reduce the number of marine turtles inadvertently injured or killed in lobster gillnets, and they influence others to do the same. Local fishermen also patrol for nesting turtles in areas where threats remain...

In the Water with Marine Turtles: An Open Invitation

In the Water with Marine Turtles: An Open Invitation

ProCosta conducts in-water monitoring to advance our understanding of marine turtles and their conservation needs, but it’s not only team members diving in. A conservation tourism program invites everyone to experience this exciting work and unique ecosystem....

The Love and Labor of Hawksbill Turtle Conservation

The Love and Labor of Hawksbill Turtle Conservation

High tide, low tide, day or night, ProCosta works relentlessly to protect hawksbill turtles alongside local fishing communities in El Salvador. The country hosts approximately 45% of all hawksbill nesting activity in the eastern Pacific region. Independent...

Gyminda tonduzii: A Story of Tree Discovery in Belize

Gyminda tonduzii: A Story of Tree Discovery in Belize

By Dr. Steven W. Brewer, Botanist, Trees of Belize Project   Some tree discoveries happen because of the curiosity and astute observations of  nonbotanists. In 2015, at Las Cuevas Research Station in the Chiquibul forest of Belize, an unusual trapdoor spider was...

Protecting Grauer’s Gorillas, Collaborating with Pygmy Communities

Protecting Grauer’s Gorillas, Collaborating with Pygmy Communities

A young mother able to feed her children and pay their school fees. A father able to avoid unnecessary risk for himself and his children. A community able to protect their natural heritage and work with dignity. These are the benefits of our community-based approach...

Primate Expertise: Fostering the Next Generation of Primatologists

Primate Expertise: Fostering the Next Generation of Primatologists

If you follow Wild Earth Allies regularly, then you have probably heard us talk about our Congolese partner Primate Expertise (PEx), led by founder and executive director Dr. Augustin Basabose, many times. This partnership is essential to our great ape conservation....

Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

By Kelly Hogan, Program and Philanthropy Associate   I am not convinced our partners at ProCosta sleep during the hawksbill turtles nesting season in El Salvador’s Bahía de Jiquilisco (or Jiquilisco Bay). And this season has been one for the record books. The...