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.
Scattered thunderstorms in the mountains during the afternoon and evening hours Thursday. High pressure will move westward, moisture drying out but slightly warmer through the weekend.
Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.
A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday on a stretch of tracks in the northern reaches of San Diego County.
San Diego County has agreed to settle a pair of lawsuits filed by twin boys who were molested by their former foster father.
San Diego police said Wednesday that no charges will be filed at this time against a man accused in the fatal shooting of a bar manager following a fight between two groups in the Gaslamp District.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting a traveler at San Ysidro Port of Entry last month.
The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that journalists are the enemy.
Back in June San Diego native Richard Nares started his 1,700-mile charity Heart and Sole Run. It began in Seattle and will wraps up in San Diego this week.