Blue carbon’s time has come

Coastal wetlands, including mangroves, seagrasses and salt marshes, sequester and store vast amounts of carbon – we call this “blue carbon”. Although they cover less than 2% of total ocean area, such ecosystems account for nearly 50% of the carbon stored in the ocean. Natural climate solutions, including blue carbon activities, have the potential to…

The Ecosphere+ and Reforestum partnership wins WEF’s UpLink Trillion Trees Challenge!

Reforestum and Ecosphere+ are proud winners of the World Economic Forum’s UpLink Trillion Trees Challenge, a competition to find the top three solutions leading the fight to save our global forests. Reforestum and Ecosphere+ deliver an end-to-end solution that brings transparency through technology to scale climate action, connecting companies and individuals to vital conservation and…

Forest Hero: Iyani, governor and mother

Far into the Peruvian Amazon, in the forested mountains near the Cordillera Azul National Park, lives Iyani. Iyani is Lieutenant Governor of Caserio de Maronilla, one of the many communities in the margins of the park working to transition to sustainable livelihoods that improve community life and protect the natural environment. Iyani is a busy…

Meet Ibu Tita – teacher & conservation educator in Indonesia

Meet Ibu Tita. She’s a teacher supported by Ecosphere+ clients through our partner Sumatra Merang Peatland Project (SMPP) which is restoring 22,934 hectares of peatland rainforest in the Merang biodiversity region of Indonesia’s South Sumatra. With education fundamental to transforming the relationship between local communities and the rainforest, Ibu Tita’s job is an important one.…

Beware of the Harpy Eagle

Beware of the Harpy Eagle. With a huge body, thick legs, massive claws and an intimidating beak, this rare Amazonian predator is a unique treasure of the Cordillera Azul National Park in central Peru. The Harpy Eagle can be found in the mid to upper canopies of tropical lowland rainforests, typical of this region of…

Forest Hero: The Midwife of Merang

Meet Yessy Lehan. Since she started working as a midwife in Kepayang, a small town close to the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project, our partner project in Indonesia, she has confronted and surmounted enormous challenges. Yessy is a true health hero and project staff interviewed her recently to learn a bit more about her story. Yessy’s…