Making connections for conservation
PO Box 1244
CA 93002-1244 Ventura
Contact person: Sarah M. Otterstrom
+1 (805) 643-7044
- Educational policy/project
- Environmental organization
- Environmental project
- Volunteers are welcome.
Over the past four months, donors like you gave support that helped biologists study neotropical migratory birds at our MoSI bird-banding stations in western Nicaragua. Birds were temporarily captured in nets, their species and age were determined, and leg bands were applied. In the future, other birders can re-sight the banded bird (already, we have recaptured the same ovenbird 4 years in a row!). Data collected at these stations is open source and is used by researchers to analyze bird survival.
Our bird-banding stations double as a learning space. Three college students from UNAN-Managua attended last month’s MoSI monitoring session at the Mono Bayo Reserve. It was a unique opportunity for them to see first-hand how birds are captured, carefully measured, and then released back into the wild. You also helped three groups of Junior Rangers visit these MoSI bird-banding stations. Each group of kids was treated to a forest hike and opportunities to not just watch the biologists wo
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.