Clima´s Curicaca Program
In recent decades, our decisions as humanity, mainly determined by an unsustainable exploitative economic system, have transformed the Earth's biosphere and caused a climate crisis. We have increased the average temperature of our planet, causing glaciers to melt, extreme weather events, killing people, displacing human populations, accelerating extinctions. We are putting human existence at risk. All of this requires urgent and immediate action from governments, companies, the financial system, civil society organisations and each and every one of us. We have arrived at COP28 - the Climate Conference - with a lot of rhetoric and little effectiveness. In the midst of all this, we are doing our part. Get to know us, get closer, become a partner. Join us by volunteering, donating to our causes and projects or publicising our work.
Monitoring, denouncing and socially accompanying illegal deforestation
We chose two pilot areas to transform deforestation alerts into effective actions to ban agricultural use of deforested areas and recover forests. Our team makes formal complaints to environmental inspection bodies and monitors the processes in detail, complementing them with technical arguments and legal context. The results have been surprising and are already an international success story.
Recovering degraded forest areas
In an ecological corridor strategy, we look for opportunities to recover degraded areas on private properties and public protected areas using ecological restoration methods. These processes are directly associated with the conservation of biodiversity by recovering habitat and increasing connectivity for the maintenance and recovery of populations of endangered species such as the jaguar, tapir, red-bellied tree frog and the beach butia.
Promoting sustainable economies that value living forests
Social engagement for the valorisation of forests and the strengthening of local partnerships for their conservation, recovery and sustainable use. The production of handicrafts using butiá leaves has reduced deforestation pressures for urbanisation. The production of organic yerba mate has reduced deforestation for soya plantations. Ecotourism and birdwatching on forest trails have promoted the recognition of its conservation value.
A private reserve inspiring the futureThere are very strategic locations to help overcome the challenges of the climate crisis and the sixth mass extinction. Our protected area is an example of success in natural ecological restoration by removing deforestation pressures. In addition, it is the nucleus of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve, a connectivity link in ecological micro-corridors that connect a mosaic of protected areas, a portal for amphibian conservation, a centre for ecological research and environmental education.
Strengthening and expanding protected areas
We have always worked for the establishment of public protected areas, participating in management councils, providing technical support for their planning and implementation, and practising activism if necessary. We also work to fill conservation gaps for species and ecosystems by carrying out studies, proposals and motivations for the creation of new protected areas. Effective parks and reserves are key to capturing and retaining carbon.
Climate challenge is the generating theme of our critical environmental education
International, national and regional ecological restoration networks
Impact of public policies on restoration and deforestation control