The value of peatland ecosystems

What is peatland? Peatland is a wetland ecosystem that is found across the world. Year-round wet conditions slow the process of plant decomposition so that that partially decomposed organic matter accumulates to form what is called ‘peat’. Over thousands of years this material builds up and becomes several metres thick. Healthy, wet-state peatlands are not…

Migratory birds in Guatemala

At our Guatemalan Conservation Coast project, migration season is just coming to a close for the hundreds of bird species that call the forests home on their long biannual journey between North and South America. The patchwork of forest on the Caribbean coastline, part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, that our project helps to protect…