Baskets for Better Lives
Women in the remote Peruvian Amazon village of San Antonio de Pintuyacu are weaving hundreds of beautiful baskets from the fibers of the Chambira palm tree, which are now being sold at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Natural History Museum. The basket program, initiated by NCI with assistance from the government of Loreto, Peru, IIAP, and the Moore Foundation, is an effort aimed at “productive conservation,” which will help save the rain forest by transforming it into a renewable economic resource for local people. Read more...
 
Solana Beach to Protect Tropical Forest
NCI and the city of Solana Beach, California have joined forces to preserve a pristine area of tropical forest in southern Ecuador, focusing on areas of priority determined by the Ministry of Environment, and watersheds important to municipalities. After unanimous approval by the City Council on February 11th, the Solana Beach program allows residents and businesses to contribute to this program to conserve endangered forest – which will also sequester and reduce greenhouse gases. Read more...
 
Protecting Threatened Coastal Areas
NCI is promoting the establishment of several coastal-marine conservation areas in the Piura region covering an area of over 173,000 acres in association with the regional government and with funding support from the KfW Bankengruppe of Germany. The area is home to one of the largest populations of waterfowl on the Peruvian coast, an exceptionally high diversity of marine life, and threatened or endangered species such as the Humboldt penguin and green sea turtles.Read more...
 
German Ambassador Visits NCI
This February, Christian Berger, the German Ambassador to Ecuador, visited NCI’s San Francisco Scientific Station in southern Ecuador to learn about some of the cutting-edge projects taking place in this extremely biodiverse tropical mountain forest ecosystem. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has been working at the Scientific Station for over 10 years, and together with other international and Ecuadorian researchers has produced a number of invaluable peer reviewed publications providing useful information for local farmers and communities, government officials, and policy makers regarding conservation and development. Read more...
 
NCI Among the Best
NCI is delighted to announce that we have been approved as one of the “Best In America” charities by Independent Charities of America. The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.
 

 


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