Nature and Culture International (NCI) is a conservation organization protecting biologically diverse ecosystems in concert with local people in Latin America.
They are unlike traditional conservation organizations in philosophy, efficiency and results. Their projects are diverse – spanning multiple countries and numerous ecosystems – and they are guided first and foremost by a deep respect for local communities and culture. They’re protecting the areas in South America and Mexico that contain the greatest biodiversity on the planet by collaborating with the people who depend upon the land for their survival.
To protect biologically diverse ecosystems in concert with local people in Latin America.
They believe success is defined by allowing nature to thrive so the people who depend on it can too. It means a forest where the towering trunks of old growth trees remain so that jaguars can still walk the ground at dawn. It means communities where children no longer get sick after a strong rain, because they have protected one of their most precious assets: water.
Since 1996, they have helped save millions of acres of endangered ecosystems, an achievement made possible by an unparalleled efficiency. Their efforts are directed at working with local and in many cases indigenous communities, and with governments from the local to the national level. These comprehensive and bottom-up strategies result in sustainable conservation programs that truly work for the long-term.
In the face of growing threats to the ecosystems that sustain their planet, they have launched an ambitious plan: to triple the number of regions they work in and save 20 million acres by 2020.
- Indigenous Communities
- Sustainable Development
- Watershed Projects
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