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A Look at the Landscape in 2015

Happy New Year!

Barbara Vallarino with seedlings

Executive Director Barbara Vallarino at work planting native tree seedlings in Honduras (Photo: Nicholas Shufro)

As we begin a new year we are excited and deeply grateful to count on the continued support of friends like you!

Before 2015 sweeps us away, we want to thank you one last time for helping make 2014 a memorable, impactful year for EcoLogic and the communities we work with in Central America and Mexico. We put together a slideshow of the amazing things you helped us accomplish last year, and you can view it here!

Working with local communities to achieve our shared vision of a world where rural and indigenous communities lead in the creation of a sustainable world for both people and nature remains our true north.

Learn more about what we’re planning in 2015!

 

Communities Organizing for Watersheds Partnership Honored by the International Society of Tropical Foresters

 

Zumilda Duarte Sandoval

Doña Zumilda Duarte Sandoval, a leader of EcoLogic’s local partner AJAASSPIB, will accept the ISTF Innovation Award on AJAASSPIB’s behalf

EcoLogic is proud to announce that the Yale University chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) has selected our local partner in northern Honduras, the Association of Water Councils of Pico Bonito National Park’s Southern Sector (AJAASSPIB in Spanish), as the winner of the 2015 ISTF Innovation Prize. For “outstanding initiatives in biodiversity conservation at the landscape level,” the prize honors the collaborative effort between AJAASSPIB, EcoLogic, and the Municipality of Olanchito to scale up AJAASSPIB’s successful model of rural community-led conservation to a larger watershed that feeds an urban area.

Read more about this award-winning Honduran partnership!

“Balu Wala” and Collective Momentum for Landscape-level Conservation

 

Dave Kramer in Honduras

Dave Kramer in beautiful Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras, near where EcoLogic is building our first large-scale regional landscape conservation project (Photo: Kathrin Winkler)

By Dave Kramer, EcoLogic’s Senior Manager for Impact, Learning, and Innovation

With Winter Storm Juno packing a wallop across the Northeast, and reports of crippling drought across Central America, climate change is once again top of mind here at EcoLogic and across much of the world. I was fortunate enough to travel to Lima, Peru, last December, during COP20—but I was actually there to attend a fantastic side event, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), organized by the Center for International Forestry (CIFOR) and two UN agencies (FAO and UNEP).

Read more reflections on climate change and landscapes!