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Tree Species of the Bald Hills Landscape

Tree Species of the Bald Hills Landscape

The Bald Hills savannas of the north-central Maya Mountains transition to pine-oak forests to broadleaved rainforests, resulting in a rich array of tree species across the landscape. Learn more about the ecological principles that explain these transitions in our...

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Documenting Conservation Actions in Prey Lang Forest

Documenting Conservation Actions in Prey Lang Forest

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending a few days in the field with our Cambodia team and local partners in Prey Lang Forest. I traveled with photojournalist Allison Shelley, and Jon Bougher and Mauricio Ventura of Emic Films. They were on site to document our work...

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Where Do Trees Grow? Answers from the Bald Hills of Belize

Where Do Trees Grow? Answers from the Bald Hills of Belize

The Bald Hills of the north-central Maya Mountains in Belize are sometimes viewed as a mystery. Their high-elevation features are nearly treeless, yet the adjacent hills are covered by pine-oak forests surrounded by broadleaved rainforests. The Bald Hills are uniquely...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Gyminda tonduzii: A Story of Tree Discovery in Belize

Gyminda tonduzii: A Story of Tree Discovery in Belize

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 discovered by arachnologist Dr. Aimée K. Thomas, of Loyola...

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