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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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Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

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 team has been welcoming between two and five females to nest...

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Germinating Seeds for Reforestation

Germinating Seeds for Reforestation

A Diverse Landscape Under Threat Kahuzi-Biega National Park is home to exceptional biodiversity that makes it one of the most important sites in the Albertine Rift, which itself is one of the richest ecologically diverse regions in Africa. At 6,000 km2, Kahuzi-Biega...

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