With the help of our partners, Project Zero® are saving the world.

Saving Nature

Saving Nature restores forest connectivity in degraded areas where endangered species are at risk.

Dr. Stuart L Pimm founded Saving Nature after years of firsthand experience seeing species go extinct in the wild. An ecologist turned conservationist, Pimm created a science board with selected colleagues—all acclaimed conservation scientists—so that together they could put what they’d learned as career research scientists into action.

Saving Nature scientific approach ensures that each project:

  • Connects isolated habitats that create wildlife corridors.
  • Protects the land and wildlife along the corridors and surrounding areas.
  • Restores degraded land to habitat suitable for wildlife.

In this way, projects save the most number of species for the least amount of money.

For each project, Saving Nature partners with in-country organizations so that land purchases, tree planting and management remains with the local communities. IDC is thrilled that by offsetting our carbon we are also helping to save endangered species. Thank you to Saving Nature for allowing us to contribute to effective conservation projects! To learn more please visit Saving Nature.

Photography by Ryan Lynch

The Coastal Northwest Ecuador Forest Restoration and Connectivity Project:

  • Expands the Jama-Coaque Ecological Reserve (JCR) in coastal Ecuador
  • Creates native forest cover in the most threatened tropical forest in the world, biodiversity hotspot Tumbes-Chocó
  • Is host to over 15 endangered or threatened species, including white-fronted capuchin monkeys, critically endangered emerald glass frogs, grey-backed hawks, and many more
  • Connects and protects three distinct forest types (dry forest, tropical moist forest, and premontane cloud forest) along an elevational gradient—especially important for birds as climate changes.
  • Protects land with a high probability of being deforested
  • Ensures the site will remain protected through an alliance with Ecuadorian-based non-profits Grupo Ecológico Jama-Coaque (GEJC) and Third Millennium Alliance (TMA)
  • Employs local workers


Ecometrica provides quality assurance for our carbon footprint inventory. We would like to publicly thank Ecometrica and their analysts for helping us achieve best practices with environmental reporting. Thank you!


Our carbon inventory includes emissions from shipping. We work closely to UPS to ensure that the voyage of every box is accounted for in our carbon footprint. Thanks UPS!

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Photography by Ryan Lynch

Endangered Species

Mammals: at least one and sometimes two troops of Ecuadorian white-fronted capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons ssp. Aequatorialis, with 12-20 individuals in each troop), which are listed as Critically Endangered by IUCN.

Birds: Ecuador harbors one of the greatest bird diversity in the world. This project is located within Important Bird Area EC010, with 13 globally threatened and near-threatened species, including the endangered grey-backed hawk (Leucopternis occidentalis), slaty becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus), and grey-cheeked parakeet (Brotogeris pyrrhoptera).

Reptiles and amphibians: of the species living on or near this project, nine are listed as Vulnerable, three are Endangered, and the Emerald Glass Frog (Cochranella mache) is listed as Critically Endangered.

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