The initial project is aimed at preserving 1.3 million acres, including the Maijuna Regional Reserve in Peru, the Sierra de Alamos in Mexico, the
Cazaderos Forest Reserve in Ecuador, the Choco Conservation Corridor in Colombia and Seeding the Future -- an initiative to prepare millions of additional acres for protection.
"By combining the expertise and efforts of our two organizations, we begin a pioneering conservation partnership that addresses the needs of both humans and wild animals," said Rick Gulley, president of San Diego Zoo Global, the new name of the San Diego Zoological Society. "Our initial projects in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia will enhance the whole ecosystem focus that Nature and Culture International has used so effectively to conserve plant and animal species in partnership with local people."
Nature and Culture International has been working on environmental issues with governments in developing nations for 15 years, resulting in the conservation of 7.7 million acres of rain forest and other habitats in South America.
Leaders of the organization, according to its website, believe that habitats cannot survive where people are poor and culturally fractured. Conversely, the human life can't continue without healthy ecosystems.
The debate over dockless bikes rolled into Pacific Beach as the Town Council held a panel Wednesday night with bike and scooter sharing companies: Bird, LimeBike, ofo and Mobike.
Three San Diego schools have received phony threats this week, and on Wednesday, a Serra High School freshman was arrested on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
Tieray Jones walked out of jail a free man Wednesday night just hours after a judge decided to not re-try him in the death of his stepson nearly 16-years ago.
DMV officers were out Wednesday, looking for people abusing the system. One woman was in tears as she was caught using a handicap placard issued to her adult son - who wasn't with her on the shopping trip.
A Serra High School freshman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
News 8's investigation into high water bills across the city of San Diego continues. Months after we received our first complaint, viewers are still emailing us about the problem.
Escondido police sought public help Wednesday to identify a woman suspected of stealing from two jewelry stores this week while as many as 10 accomplices distracted store employees.