Making connections for conservation
PO Box 1244
CA 93002-1244 Ventura
Contact person: Sarah M. Otterstrom
- Educational policy/project
- Environmental organization
- Environmental project
- Volunteers are welcome.
Donors like you helped us stop plastic pollution on rivers in El Salvador. Thank you! Last month, we joined forces with the tourism associations Oriente Salvaje and CORSATUR to make and deploy specialized shallow river barriers made up of segments called interceptors (above right). These floating devices stop plastics from entering the ocean, but let fish and fresh water through. With funding from WSL One Ocean, these barriers are being set up on rivers near surf breaks.
To celebrate this initiative and launch a national awareness campaign in El Salvador, our alliance organized an event on World Ocean Day (June 8th), which was also the eve of the pro surfing event Surf City El Salvador Pro. Thanks to your backing, professional surfers, El Salvador’s Minister of Tourism, and other representatives from our partners joined us at the renowned surf break Punta Chilama. Learn more here: https://mailchi.mp/pasopacifico/action-packed-ocean-edition
Founded in 2005, Paso Pacífico´s mission is to restore and conserve the natural ecosystems of Central America´s Pacific slope by collaborating with landowners, local communities and involved organizations to promote ecosystem conservation.
Paso Pacifico envisions a Central America where well-managed conservation areas are connected by viable biological corridors that span from ridge to reef, including restored tropical dry forests and marine protected areas.
Through programs informed by the most cutting-edge conservation science and implemented through close cooperation with local communities, Paso Pacifico is making leaps for ecosystem conservation. By rebuilding forests and connecting ecosystems from land to sea, we are actively combating climate change and saving wildlife, such as endangered sea turtle, spider monkey, and yellow-naped parrot species.
In working towards its vision, Paso Pacifico empowers communities to develop more sustainable livelihoods in eco-tourism, fishing, agriculture, and natural resource management; advances women and children as environmental leaders; and develops strong, collaborative relationships with private landowners and the private sector. With our holistic, forward-thinking approach, Paso Pacifico is making connections for conservation.
• Deforestation & Climate Change
• Endangered Wildlife
• Marine Degradation
Our Program Areas
• Reforestation & Restoration
• Coastal Conservation
• Private Reserves
• Climate Change Mitigation
• Conservation Science: Ecosystems
• Research Science: Umbrella Species
• Applied Science: Agriculture & Rural Development
• Environmental Education
• Community Outreach
• Geotourism: Sharing Nicaragua´s Natural Beauty & Culture
Sarah M. Otterstrom is the Executive Director at Paso Pacífico.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work. Volunteers are welcome and will most likely be asked to work remotely at this time.