Rwanda Biodiversity Media Group helps communicate conservation science to peers, the public, and policy makers through filmmaking, photography, writing, and communication workshops. Our Videos and photography includes powerful images that develop a sense of place, strong characters, and show conservation science in action. Our writing includes web copy, newsletter and more. And our new Narrative of Science workshops gives conservation professionals the voice to communicate conservation science, penetrating communication strategies using traditional narrative structures and techniques.
Auroville Bio Resource Centre in Pitchandikulam Forest, India is an environmental education facility for the local community with a focus on the teaching of conservation, identification and use of indigenous medicinal plants.
Health In Harmony supports an innovative program in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, that partners with local communities to integrate high quality, affordable health care with strategies to protect the threatened rain forest.
The Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (ITEC) is a non-profit 501c3), education, research and conservation corporation, and operates the Bocas del Toro Biological Station in Panama.
La Isla Foundation Located in Leon, Nicaragua, the La Isla Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting an epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease in sugarcane plantation workers of Chichigalpa, and throughout Central America.
The Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica Education for a sustainable future. The Monteverde Institute hosts the Antioch University New England field study trip in Costa Rica and supports students looking for research and practica opportunities in Central America. For more information, contact Beth Kaplin.
Over 30 years of studies confirm the direct correlation between abuse and neglect of animals and violence against people. By the same token, compassion for our fellow animals can be an indicator of our compassion for each other. Humane education strives to develop empathy and tolerance toward all creatures, which simplifies the transfer of empathy and tolerance for differences in people. When we protect and advocate for our fellow animals, we are part of a much larger solution. At New England Primate Conservancy we are dedicated to humane education, the care and protection of animals, and habitat conservation. The Conservancy is a vehicle for education for people and a safe haven for animals.
Nature is at the heart of Sango, which is why we established a wildlife conservation area where we aim to maintain the natural resources of the Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe through the application of sound ecological management practices, for use and enjoyment by future generations.
Sango offers guests the unique opportunity to spend quality time with a resident ecologist and wildlife management staff and learn more about what is involved in the management of an intricate ecosystem such as Sango to ensure that the delicate balance of nature is maintained.
Tropic Ventures Sustainable Forestry Project Silvicultural techniques developed and applied at Las Casas de la Selva in Puerto Rico over the last two decades, demonstrate that on a small scale, secondary forests can be ecologically and economically suitable for sustainable timber production. This eco-technology was implemented to encourage similar practice in the Caribbean and globally, as a contribution to economic development that encourages protection and sustainable management of secondary tropical forests.
Action for Cheetahs is a grass-roots conservation organization founded in 2001. The organization has helped decrease cheetah-related livestock losses in rural communities, quantified and mapped cheetah presence across Kenya, spearheaded snare-removal efforts, facilitated community development projects, and implemented education pro¬grams in local schools. ACK has welcomed several Antioch students for internships and thesis research.
Cirenas’ mission is to build transformative connections between people and the environment through education, research, integration and innovation. This done through place based education, applied research, community integration, and innovation.
EcoLogic Development Fund is a non-profit organization that has partnered with rural and indigenous people of Mesoamerica since 1993 in efforts to sustain healthy ecosystems and develop resilient communities. Currently, EcoLogic works in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize through a community-powered conservation model based on three pillars: 1) Tools and Training, 2) Networks, and 3) Incentives. EcoLogic works community by community building on shared interests and goals to create alliances that will have a positive impact regionally and at the landscape level. They provide access to the tools and training communities need to ensure there is a sustainable approach towards the restoration and conservation of tropical ecosystems. They also design and provide access to social and economic incentives to build sustainable practices (including a focus on behavior, empowerment, and payment for ecosystem service schemes).
Echo Bonaire is a non-profit foundation based on the Caribbean Netherlands island of Bonaire. Echo is dedicated to the protection of the Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot (Amazona barbadensis) on Bonaire in the southern Caribbean. With just over 1,000 individuals on the island these parrots are in danger of extinction. Poaching, habitat loss, and introduced predators continue to threaten their numbers. Founded in 2010 by Dr Sam Williams, Echo conducts valuable research and monitoring to understand the ecological and human factors that threaten parrots and establishes conservation initiatives that provide long-term solutions for parrots and people. Echo also has a rehabilitation and release program for injured and illegally captured parrots. More recently, Echo has also begun an active reforestation project to help restore the native dry forest of Bonaire. The dedicated Echo team operates from a field camp located inside a Birdlife International Important Bird Area and just outside a Ramsar area.
Cocoa Farming Future Initiative (CFFI) is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and money to help farmers in Grenada and surrounding islands. The mission of CFFI is to promote sustainable agriculture, economic development, and the conservation of biological diversity on the island nation of Grenada. The following are their objectives: 1) To assist in the conservation and management of shade canopy (rainforest) agriculture 2) To support both biodiversity and the production a lucrative crop for the agricultural community 3) To create jobs to attract young people back to the agricultural sector 4) To provide equitable access to shade canopy management techniques, and best practices in sustainable cocoa growing 5) To provide access to affordable, high-quality organic fertilizer; and 6) To facilitate transportation of cocoa beans from individual farms to cocoa collection stations.