CONSERVATION

Save A Rhino

South Africa is home to more than 80% of the world’s Rhino Population. There are currently only an estimated 25,000 Rhinos left in the world. In 2017 alone, 1028 Rhinos where poached (5% of the total Rhino population, one Rhino out of seven are victims of poaching activities). More than 300 South African farmers own Rhinos on their private game farms and game reserves. Most of these farmers are unfortunately unable to afford adequate protection of these Rhinos.

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable forestry is the management and maintenance of forests according to the principals of sustainable development and economic development that is conducted without the depletion of natural resources. Successfully achieving sustainable forest management provides integrated benefits to all. Reducing rural poverty and reducing carbon emissions are only a few of the benefits.

Cultural Preservation

Embera are the indigenous peoples of Panama and Columbia. In the late 18th century, part of the Embera tribe migrated from the Choco region of Columbia to Panama. Seven indigenous tribes live in Panama. The Embera are one of the most well known indigenous tribes in Central America. Approximately 33,000 people identify as being Embera in Panama. Many Embera people live sustainably along rivers deep in the Panamanian rainforests.

Ocean Awareness

Director Ana Maria Vasquez reports that we have successfully expanded our Turtle Preservation Program’s capacity from 150 to 250 nests. Our program pays local people to preserve and protect the nest sites and aid turtles to reach the sea. The money allows local people to replace the turtle eggs, a staple of the local diet, with chicken eggs so an important food source is not lost.