Resources & Helpful Links

If you’ve already checked out our Frequently Asked Questions and want to learn more about the field of community-powered conservation, the list below is a resource we have compiled of links to peer organizations and helpful learning tools. Have we missed anything? Please don’t hesitate to contact us to let us know!

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Learn More About Where EcoLogic Works

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The Painted Bunting, one of many species of migratory birds that makes their winter home in Central America, near many of EcoLogic’s project sites (Photo: Andy Morffew)

Biodiversity Catalog: Want to learn more about the incredible animals, birds, marine creatures, and trees that make the landscapes of Central America and Mexico so beautiful? Check out our searchable biodiversity catalog for a regularly-updated index of the species that live where we work.

What is a Mangrove? Mangrove forests are a unique type of ecosystem that are a critical part of the coastal marine landscapes of Central America and Mexico. Learn more about them here.

Profiles of Indigenous Peoples: EcoLogic works with small communities in very rural parts of Central America and Mexico, and these places are largely (or in some cases, mostly or entirely) populated by indigenous peoples. Learn more about the rich cultures and histories of some of the indigenous communities where EcoLogic works.

Glossary of Key Terms: EcoLogic works at the intersection of landscape conservation, tropical ecology, and community development—all areas which come with their own sets of specific terms and jargon. Make sense of some of the language you’ll see when reading about the fields we work in by checking out our glossary.

Manuals for Fuel Efficient Stove Projects: EcoLogic has been working with local partners and communities to install fuel-efficient wood stoves in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras  for over 20 years. Fuel-efficient wood stoves help to reduce the pressure on standing forests and mangroves and improve the lives of the people with whom we work. We have developed various guides and manuals so that project leaders and other organizations can benefit from our learnings and experiences. 

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External Resources & Peer Organizations

Cultural Survival
Predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Survival works to defend the rights of indigenous communities and provides a comprehensive source of information on indigenous peoples’ lands, languages, and cultures.

Global Forest Watch
Global Forest Watch is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Zoom in on Central America and Mexico to see a history of drastic changes in land use in the places where EcoLogic works.

A coastal mangrove forest in Central America

A coastal mangrove forest in Central America

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
To help improve policy and decision making around the access the rural poor have to natural resources, CIAT created the Decision and Policy and Analysis (DAPA) web page for communicating geographical information about the location of agricultural systems and natural resources.

Impact of Illegality and Barriers to Legality: A Diagnostic Analysis of Illegal Logging in Honduras and Nicaragua, International Forestry Review
This article examines the problem of illegal logging in Honduras and Nicaragua and its environmental and economic effects on the region in the early 2000s.

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
IWGIA offers news and publications on indigenous peoples and in-depth information on the environment and development, human rights issues, and the cultural identity of indigenous communities around the world.

The IUCN Red List
The IUCN Red List offers the most comprehensive and internationally recognized data on the conservation status of the world’s biological species.

LifeWeb Interactive Carbon Calculator
This innovative tool provides users with initial estimates of carbon values for existing protected areas or any polygon drawn on a global map.

Map of Life
This tool specifies the species in a particular area or species exists in the world.

Protected Planet Map
This map allows you to look at protected areas around the world, and provides photos with links that allow a user to zoom in on specific areas and find information about the biodiversity there.

United Nations Cyber School Bus – Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations Cyber School Bus “Indigenous Peoples” web page provides children and young adults with resources and activities to learn about indigenous peoples around the world.