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.
Community-based conservation program of three endangered Amazon River turtle species with Peruvian and Colombian indigenous communities
The program was born as a local initiative and since 2008 has been supporting Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) in indigenous communities of Colombia and Peru in the conservation of three Amazon River turtle species.
Using social forestry to stop illegal logging and benefit local communities
A local organisation based in Riau province, Indonesia, called Yayasan Hutanriau (Riau Forest Foundation) helped communities in the Bukit Betabuh Forest Reserve respond to the illegal expansion of palm oil plantations and ille
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.