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.
An immigrant who once bundled ink-fresh newspapers at a newspaper printing press took control of the San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday, and promised in a letter to readers to fight fake news as if it were cancer.
President Trump's zero-tolerance policy on immigration continues to spark outrage. Specifically, there's growing concern over officials separating children from their parents at the border.
Sunday marked day four of action at the World Cup; and it featured a huge upset that had hundreds of people dancing in the South Bay streets. Mexico took down the defending world champions Germany and local fans had a great time celebrating.
Chula Vista Police on Sunday were trying to determine how a man's body ended up in the middle of the street. Someone first spotted him early in the morning in the westbound lanes of Buena Vista Way near Rancho Del Rey Parkway.
The Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards were held Saturday night near Palm Springs and we're proud to share that several members of the News 8 team were honored.
A 21-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom Saturday night and San Diego Police suspect foul play. The victim's family made the discovery just after 5 p.m. at their home in the 3600 block of 45th street in City Heights.
Weekend temperatures dropped nearly 10 degrees in most areas around the county, compared to a few days ago. Slight warming is expected early next week as upper low pressure weakens.
Del Mar is the only city in North County that allows off-leash dogs on the beach, but yearly seasonal changes to that rule have just taken effect.