We recently published our 2015 Annual Report. Below is a letter from Executive Director Karolo Aparicio about our 2015 successes and the importance of your support to these successes. You can read the rest of the report, including our 2015 financial summary and a list of our achievements here. Contact us if you’d like a copy of our complete audited financial information.
Dear EcoViva community,
I can’t thank you enough for all your time, effort, participation, and financial support. You’ve followed our progress and kept informed about our initiatives for locally-led environmental conservation and sustainable economic development in Central America. You’ve shared our story with your family, your friends, and your professional network. You’ve made introductions, hosted and attended events, and visited the region to learn more about our work. All of this – each and every one of these actions – strengthens our movement. Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with our partners in Central America as they work for a fair economy and a healthy environment. Your participation and support have been instrumental to our successes.
In 2015, we began to lay the groundwork to expand our mangrove conservation efforts in El Salvador. As you know, mangroves not only play a critical role in local ecosystems, but they are an important part of solving the global climate crisis. Using the proven method of Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR), we’ve been able to restore over 50 acres of mangrove forest, and our community partners continue to steward the forest by creating and enforcing resource management plans grounded in scientific research. These experiences are now giving us a platform from which to contribute to national environmental policies. By strengthening environmental policy and involving community members in those discussions, we will be able to create lasting change that will protect the Bay of Jiquilisco and enable people to make a dignified living.
Thanks again for all the support you gave us in 2015. I look forward to continuing our partnership for a sustainable, peaceful future.