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Our Mission
To conserve Latin America’s most extraordinary yet highly threatened ecosystems and cultures by saving endangered habitats, strengthening local capacity and helping communities preserve their way of life. Learn more
Offset your carbon impact! Why Conserve Tropical Forests? Save an acre of tropical forest today Protecting water resources and saving biodiversity Protecting 18 million acres of Amazon rainforest in Peru
Our watershed forest conservation program simultaneously protects water resources and biodiversity. Learn more
Help expand our private reserves for just $100/acre.
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The world's most extraordinary ecosystems are in danger.
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Protecting 18 million acres of fragile headwater basins that are the lifeblood of the rainforest and its people. Learn more.
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Saving Ecosystems
We protect unique areas by buying land to create private reserves, and by working with governments and communities to create protected areas in some of the most biodiverse regions of the Americas. Learn more
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Sustaining Communities
We work with local communities and governments to achieve sustainable forms of development, empowering local people and improving livelihoods while helping to conserve unique and threatened ecosystems. Learn more
Recent Projects & Accomplishments

Protecting Millions of Acres in Peru
NCI is supporting the effort to create a number of regional protected areas in northern Peru that will help protect millions of acres of ecosystems – from rich Amazon rainforests and Andean páramos, to coastal deciduous forests and offshore islands.
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Cajas Biosphere Reserve One Step Closer to Reality
NCI’s new office in Azuay province is helping to guide the process for the declaration of Ecuador’s fourth UNESCO biosphere reserve, which would be the first located in the extremely threatened western foothills of the Andes.
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Thirty-two New Plant Species Discovered
Over the last five years, 32 new plant species have been discovered at NCI’s San Francisco Scientific Station, including species new to science as well as “new country records” for Ecuador. Many of these new finds are not known to occur anywhere else in the world.
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