Our work is primarily focused in the department of Usulután on the eastern side of the Lower Lempa River Estuary in El Salvador and the communities surrounding the Bay of Jiquilisco. At 156,000 acres, the Bay of Jiquilisco contains Central America’s largest remaining mangrove forest and coastal estuary. This complex of inlets, inter-tidal wetlands and beaches provide critical habitat for an immense array of biodiversity, including shellfish, crabs, migratory birds, and a wide variety of fish. Four species of sea turtles nest here, including the most endangered sea turtle species in the world, the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill.
We also provide limited grants to community organizations in Honduras and Nicaragua.