Video: Rare Fellow Heidy Valle sings her campaign song at the GEF Anniversary Gala

Sing along to the chorus: “Get with it! Come lend a hand, let’s all act today. Together we can do it and the A.R.A. will make it work! If we save the Cucuana we’ll have water for tomorrow.” Heidy’s Rare … Continue reading

Eco club “Guardians of Nature” help respect and protect cloud forest in Ecuador

After the opening of the Rare Pride campaign in Zumba, Ecuador to protect the local watershed, a call was made ​​for students from different secondary schools of Zumba to meet and form eco clubs. The Guardians of Nature is the … Continue reading

“I know that one day if there are no more trees, birds, or water, we will realize that money cannot be eaten.”

If the above embedded video does not display, here to view it. The 11 extensionists from Rare’s Program for the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) habitat and watershed protection in the Andes were Invited by Nigel Asquith of Fundación Natura Bolivia … Continue reading

“We see our natural resources through the eyes of children”

Note: This blog post originated on RarePlanet, our online community inspiring conservation. It was written in Spanish by Conservation Fellow Jaime Alexander Millán Castillo and translated. On May 18 we held a drawing contest: “We see our natural resources through … Continue reading

Three key principles for effective reciprocal water agreements

Note: This blog post originated on RarePlanet, our online community inspiring conservation. It was written by Rare Conservation Fellow Heidy Milena Valle Ospina and translated from Spanish. On April 4 we visited the town of Roncesvalles with our advisor for reciprocal … Continue reading

Providing economic incentives for farmers to not deforest land

Agricultural expansion, livestock grazing, fire, and small scale-logging for timber and fuelwood are the primary causes of deforestation in the Andes. These activities both threaten critical habitat for hundreds of endangered species, while also endangering necessary drinking water for people. But … Continue reading

Assuring water for the long term in Espíndola Canton, Ecuador

Note: This blog post originated on RarePlanet, our online community inspiring conservation. It was written by Pride Program Manager Marissa Anzueto and translated from Spanish by Natalia Santoyo. With the signing of a commitment letter by the local autonomous government … Continue reading

The people of El Queremal, Colombia begin their efforts for the conservation of the San Juan Watershed

Note: This blog post originated on RarePlanet, our online community inspiring conservation. It was written by Pride Program Manager Marissa Anzueto and translated from Spanish by Natalia Santoyo. The campaign for protection of the San Juan Watershed in Colombia kicked … Continue reading

When the streets got their names: Watershed protection kicks off in Zumba, Ecuador

On January 2, 2011, while most people around the world slept off the last champagne bubbles, Luis López left his home at 6 am to get to work. In the heart of the Andes, near the Peruvian border, López spent … Continue reading