Biodiversity protection: new tools for conservation

Preserving biological diversity is the ultimate aim of EcoDecision’s work. Our generation will live to see — or prevent — a process of global extinction that may claim half of today’s species by the end of the century.

For 20 years EcoDecision’s founding partners have been involved in forest conservation projects in Latin America, based on innovative financial mechanisms, legal tools and ecosystem services payments. We have helped to negotiate the first conservation easement in South America, significant land purchases in Ecuador and the creation of endowments for conservation of indigenous lands.

EcoDecision also incubated Heliconius Butterfly Works, a company breeding and exporting live butterflies to zoos, museums and botanical gardens around the world. By making biodiversity conservation financially viable, our projects aim to maintain healthy ecosystems and communities.