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Nature and Culture Intl.

Joined in September 2007

About Us

Nature and Culture International (NCI) works in partnership with local communities in Latin America to conserve diverse and fragile ecosystems and develop and support sustainable ways of life. For more than 20 years, we have successfully implemented a locally-based conservation model resulting in the legal protection of more than 15 million acres of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Latin America, saving thousands of species of plants, amphibians, insects, birds and mammals and helping to mitigate climate change in the process. We have also increased the income of 300 local communities through sustainable development activities.

 

Originally established and still headquartered in Ecuador, we have 8 offices located within Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico; with additional projects in Bolivia, Colombia, and Brazil through partner organizations. Our staffing model emphasizes our work in the field, with a total of 62 staff divided between Ecuador (25), Peru (25), Mexico (6) and the US (an administrative and fundraising staff of six, primarily based in San Diego). Currently, we have an overall organizational budget of $4.5 million. Since its founding, NCI has prided itself on its nimble and effective work and entrepreneurial spirit, ushering funds from generous donors, primarily in the US, to protect irreplaceable natural areas in Latin America. NCI’s philosophy during its first 20 years has been to keep overhead low and maximize work in the field, racing against the tide of deforestation and habitat destruction.

Nature and Culture International (NCI) works in partnership with local communities in Latin America to conserve diverse and fragile ecosystems and develop and support sustainable ways of life. For more than 20 years, we have successfully…

Issue Areas Include

  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Philanthropy

Location

  • 1400 Maiden Lane
    Del Mar, CA 92014

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