Turning Science into Action

Science drives all our programs. But conservation takes more than biodiversity science. Our inventories gather the best scientific information and provide it fast to decision-makers. But we don’t stop there. We go on to work with governments and other collaborators to take the practical steps necessary to make conservation happen.

Rapid Inventories in South America

We survey forested, remote, unknown expanses, mainly in the Andes-Amazon. Our work brings together nature and culture, as we focus both on biological diversity in the heart of these areas, and the social strengths and aspirations in nearby villages. We then integrate these data and make recommendations for conservation and quality of life. Here is a map of our results. And check out our live blog from the field!