The reserves protect primary forest, the benefits of which extend far beyond the recovery of threatened biodiversity.
The reserve provides critical habitat for a core population of Colombia’s most enigmatic species: the Critically Endangered blue-billed curassow, known locally as “El Paujíl.”
The ability of the 5,000 Kayapó Indigenous People to control access to their rich natural resources ensures the ecological integrity of the area and the long-term physical, social and cultural security of the Kayapó people.
Great numbers of marine mammals and sea turtles can be found around Malpelo, and large marine predators gather near the island in remarkable numbers.
San Rafael had been designated a national park in 1992, but remained protected on paper only, with heavy encroachment continuing every year.
The Amazonian tropical forests of Guyana are among the planet's least populated areas. These forests constitute an exceptional conservation opportunity that does not exist in most areas of the world.
Two of the planet’s longest living tree species grow only here. Olivillo trees can live 400 years and survive in large stands on the western slopes of this range.
The communities of the Vilcanota Polylepis Project lie southeast of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and directly north of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in an environment of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, deep valleys and fast-flowing mountain streams.