A home for the Manatee on the Conservation Coast

The Conservation Coast project in Guatemala is located in the species-rich Izabal region which runs along the country’s Caribbean coast. It is considered a centre of endemism, as it contains numerous species native only to this area, and harbours an important number of species classified as threatened by the IUCN. One of these, is the…

Biodiversity on the Guatemalan Conservation Coast

Our project on the Guatemalan Conservation Coast is special for a lot of reasons. It’s the world’s largest grouped forest carbon project, made up of hundreds of diverse landowners who have joined to protect almost 60,000 hectares of forest. It’s also a thriving eco-tourism hub, where tourism sites throughout the project area are helping to…

What is cacao agroforestry?

Yes, we all love chocolate, but did you know cacao farming to produce these sweet treats is one of the drivers of deforestation in South America? Cacao farming is not only accelerating the decline of tree cover across the world but driving soil degradation and biodiversity loss as a result of monocultures where land is…

Take a trip to the Conservation Coast

If you take a trip to the Conservation Coast, you’ll never want to leave. The Guatemalan Caribbean coastline is home to extraordinary beauty and biodiversity – it’s a tropical paradise where sparkling sea meets lush forest. Surrounded by every colour you can imagine, you’ll hear hundreds of different bird songs and spot animals and plants…

The Giant River Otter: a story of survival

Meet the Giant River Otter. These semi-aquatic creatures live up to their name as the largest otters on earth – they weigh up to 70 pounds and can grow to 6ft long. The Giant River Otter is a sociable creature who lives in families of 3-10 members, banding together to protect themselves and their territories.…

Supporting maternal and infant health in rural South Sumatra

Through our project partner, the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project (SMPP) in Indonesia, Ecosphere+ clients are helping to improve healthcare access and quality for families. In addition to programmes set up to battle COVID-19 and understand community health concerns, SMPP is developing a programme for maternal and child health, specifically focused on anti-stunting. In Indonesia, approximately…

Forest Hero: Odion Cirilio Sanchez Cruz

Meet Odion Cirilio Sanchez Cruz. You’ll be inspired by his commitment to community and the passion he has for restoring and protecting the unique forest environment he calls home. Odion lives in the city of Puerto Maldonado, on the border of the Tambopata-Bahuaja Biodiversity Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. He is the President of COOPASER,…