It's a jungle out there.
Habitat Conservation that benefits all.
A breath of fresh air
We know rainforests works for the atmosphere.
We also know it’s home to most of the planets species of plants and life. Still, we continue to incentivize deforestation through indirect actions.
The loss of forests is now the cause to 20% of the carbon emissions in our atmosphere.
Conserving them makes a big big difference.
Putting Pieces Together
5m2 of Rainforest =
500kg CO2 contained
30m Rising Vegetation
Flies, herbs, shrubs, parrots, monkeys jaguars and boas.
5m2 at a time
For a conservation area to survive biologically
it needs to be big. By adding small pieces together
to form bigger habitats we can approach this huge
problem with small steps. Then, it needs to be part
of an institution, with staff visitors and economic
benefits for society. It needs to be integrated.
There’s no other way. Learn more
Welcome to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.
A National Park in north west Costa Rica listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The team have been on the ground successfully establishing one of the planet’s most sustainable reserves, well integrated in both the bigger society and the smaller community during 30 years. Eco tourism is now the biggest source of income for Costa Rica, thanks to this long-term approach.
Preserving one of the most biodiverse places on
Earth. Rincon is uniquely located on the slopes of
Rincon de la Vieja, a live Volcano on the border to the Santa Rosa Dry Forest that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Truly a remarkable site that is threatened by construction and expanding society.
Mapping the wild
There is no end to the research that is enabled
thanks to conservation - like in the Rincon
Rainforest Biology Station, where at the moment the world’s most extensive library of caterpillars and
butterflies are matched together. Soon we'll know how and into whom caterpillars transform.
Life is Different
In ACG, on the size of NYC, you’ll find more species than all of Europe’s countries put together. Some 30% of our pharmaceuticals today are inspired by life in habitats like this. It’s bustling with life, and any of these species could hold the cure for cancer, new engineering leaps or inspire to great design.
Here's Dr Daniel Janzen, Professor of Biodiversity Conservation, University of Pennsylvania, and Dr Winnie Hallwachs Research Biologist ACG with Robin Frank founder of Incredible in the Guanacaste Santa Rosa Office. Janzen and Hallwachs have been on the ground in Costa Rica for nearly 30 years and know more than most about the ins and outs of long-term habitat conservation. Incredible is one of Sweden's most vibrant digital labs and is designing, engineering and coordinating funding from Pax. Together, a happy collaboration of renowned experts within multiple fields.
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