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Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco

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They protect 10% of the world’s bird species

Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco protects 10% of our planet’s bird species. With its 15 natural reserves in Ecuador, the foundation protects the home of more than 1,000 species of birds, of which over 51 are threatened with extinction on a global scale. They also protect around 200 species of amphibians and reptiles, as well as large and rare mammals such as Spectacled Bear, Mountain Tapir, Chocó Tapir, Puma, and Jaguar.
But the cool thing is not only the fact that they preserve habitats critical for endangered bird species and other wildlife and protect 10% of bird species (which is super impressive), but they also use quite an innovative approach to it, an approach based on cooperation, adaptation to local conditions and circumstances, and benefits for all.
“For each species, we analyze its threats, assessing whether Jocotoco can make a difference and to what extent. Then, we determine the best approach. Sometimes, working with communities or local authorities to save threatened forests is most effective. In other cases, acquiring land to block logging roads of industrial timber companies is the better strategy. The approach depends on the specific threats to biodiversity.”, Martin Schaefer, Head of Jocotoco, says to Mongabay.
They have also integrated ecotourism, community engagement, and scientific research into their conservation strategy, using that to promote conservation awareness and sustainable practices and generate employment opportunities and revenue for people living around their reserves.
This is an approach that should be used by more organizations around the world.
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  • George Kariuki

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    We can all take action by supporting conservation efforts, choosing sustainable products and practices, and advocating for policies that prioritize environmental protection.

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    • johnte ndeto

      12 w

      Bird species are of great importance to our environment and deserve protection

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      • dickson mutai

        12 w

        A model worth emulating for global conservation efforts ..

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • Philip kolil

            12 w

            Great idea 💡 climate 👏

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            • Esther Wanjiku

              12 w

              Proud of the work they are doing to protect and effect biodiversity in their own unique way

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              • Jane Wangui

                12 w

                @esther_wanjiku_785 10% is a great number.We need some others doing the 90% of protecting the bird species.

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                • Marine Stephan

                  12 w

                  @jane_wangui we do! And if you know any other initiatives or organizations that protect birds, please send them a climate love 🤗

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                • walter lungayi

                  12 w

                  That's an impressive effort by the Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco to protect such a large number of bird species and other wildlife. Their innovative approach and dedication to cooperation and adaptation are commendable.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    12 w

                    @walter_lungayi such efforts are encouraging, they are going to protect the beautiful creatures from extinction.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    13 w

                    A commendable work, they should protected to avoid going to Extinction

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    13 w

                    Impressive to see Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco's impactful efforts in safeguarding 10% of the world's bird species through innovative conservation methods. Their adaptive approach, involving cooperation, community engagement, and ecotourism, sets a noteworthy example for global conservation initiatives. Integrating scientific research and generating local benefits not only protects biodiversity but also contributes to sustainable practices and climate change mitigation. Such holistic approaches are essential models for organizations worldwide striving to address environmental challenges effectively

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                    • Kevin

                      13 w

                      A very good practice that should be emulated by all other organizations

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                      • Joseph Githinji

                        13 w

                        Wow, this is a great approach to conserve and protect birds and endangered species for the sake of creating a balance in our biodiversity. Congratulations to Fundación de Conservación Jacotoco for engaging the local communities in such a great initiative.

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                        • Princess

                          13 w

                          Kudos to their efforts in creating a model for effective and inclusive conservation!

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                          • Rashid Kamau

                            13 w

                            Great commitments,birds play countless roles in healthy ecosystems.

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                            • Markus Lutteman

                              13 w

                              Amazing work!

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                              • Munene Mugambi

                                13 w

                                This is certainly a beautiful initiative by this wonderful foundation. They play a key role in conserving what may not be available in other places. The avian community surely appreciates this

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                                • Joseph Githinji

                                  12 w

                                  @munene_mugambi they deserve an accolade for a job well done.

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                                • Sarah Chabane

                                  13 w

                                  Love this 💚 they are the real climate heroes out there

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