Protecting Colombia’s extraordinary orchid biodiversity: Horticulture and biotechnology as strategies for in-situ and ex-situ conservation
Colombia has the highest number of endemic orchids in the world, with approximately 4,300 species representing about 15% of the total existing globally.
Law enforcement and anti-smuggling conservation actions for endangered wildlife of the dry forest of Guatemala
The Guatemalan beaded lizard was feared extinct as a result of the illegal pet trade, until 2002 when a local Guatemalan NGO called Zootropic began a wide-ranging conservation project to help the country’s lizard populations.
Cactus Nurseries and Conservation
In response to the uncontrollable harvest of cacti, the Mexican federal agency in charge of conservation - CONANP - set up plant nurseries in the Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve (RBBM) with the explicit purpose of conserving cacti through cultivation and sustainable tra