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Success Stories

Your donations and votes help stop biodiversity loss.

Location: Ecuador

Conservation Partner: Fundación Conservación Jocotoco

TiME paid: US$50,000

Size of purchase: 65 hectares

Ecoregion: Chocó-Darién moist forests

TiME will purchase and protect the last large tract of Chocó lowland forest in Ecuador, home to dozens of threatened species, including the Critically Endangered Great Green Macaw.

Location: Kenya

Conservation Partner: Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

TiME paid: US$87,767

Size of purchase: 20 acres

Ecoregion: Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

The Maasai Mara ecosystem has the highest density of wildlife in Kenya. Your donations allowed TiME to purchase land to create a migratory corridor and habitat for wildlife, including the iconic Masai giraffe, and prevent further human encroachment. 

Location: Belize

Conservation Partner: Ya'axché Conservation Trust and Fauna & Flora International



Ecoregion: Tropical moist broadleaf forests

Update to TiME stakeholders: resolving the challenges of purchasing Rosewood Landing in Belize As TiME’s stakeholders may know, with the help of many generous donations, we obtained the funds to purchase an amazing and important biodiversity-conservation site in Belize as part of our 2021 campaign. Many voted on our website to choose this site. Sadly, TiME has recently learned that the purchase will not occur because the seller, a Belizean company, has dissolved due to financial difficulties that may take years to be resolved within Belize's legal system. Property purchases can be problematic everywhere. Our conservation partners in Belize, Ya'axché and Fauna and Flora International (FFI) are outstanding organizations, and TiME will continue to explore other opportunities for collaboration. We assure everyone that TiME made every effort to make the purchase a success. In accordance with TIME’s democratic and transparent process, the TiME Board of Directors will decide how to reallocate the funds that had been dedicated to purchase this site to another project listed on our website for our 2022 campaign. The good news, as explained in the statement below from FFI and Ya'axché, is that there are no immediate threats to the ecological integrity of Rosewood Landing and it will continue to be of value to endangered species as both a habitat and an important wildlife migration corridor. Many thanks for your trust and support. We will inform you of the TiME Board’s decision to reallocate the funds as soon as possible.

Location: Kenya

Conservation Partner: Nature Kenya

TiME paid: US$40,600

Size of purchase: 300 acres

Ecoregion: Eastern Miombo woodlands

Thanks to TiME's donors, the Endangered Clarke's Weaver (Ploceus golandi) and other threatened species will be now be protected in Dakatcha Woodland. Part of the East African Coastal Forests Global Hotspot, Dakatcha Woodland is a refuge for endangered species found at only a handful of other sites. For instance, the Clarke’s Weaver is found in only two places on Earth -- Dakatcha Woodland and Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, on the coast of Kenya -- but Clarke’s Weaver ONLY nests in Dakatcha Woodland.

Location: Brazil

Conservation Partner: Instituto Uiraçu

TiME paid: US$148,372.26

Size of purchase: 84 acres

Ecoregion: Bahia coastal forests

TiME's land purchase allowed for the expansion of the Serra Bonita Reserve (SBR) in Brazil’s most endangered biome and the world’s second-most threatened hotspot. In addition to protecting many threatened species, this expansion will ensure the survival of predators that require large, unbroken territories, like the Puma (Puma concolor) and the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja).

Location: Colombia

Conservation Partner: Fundación Biodiversa Colombia (FBC)

TiME paid: US$70,000

Size of purchase: 58 hectares

Ecoregion: Magdalena-Urabá moist forests

TiME's land purchase in the threatened Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena biodiversity hotspot has expanded the El Silencio reserve. In addition to protecting threatened species, this expansion makes the reserve much more interesting as an ecotourist destination and of greater interest to national and international researchers, such as primatologists or ornithologists. Development will be carried out with limited impact on the environment and in collaboration with the local community, for which it could generate employment opportunities.

Location: Belize

Conservation Partner: Turneffe Atoll Trust (TAT)

TiME paid: US$30,000

Size of purchase: 5 acres

Ecoregion: Belizean Reef mangroves

TiME's purchase of a 5-acre plot on Turneffe Atoll has protected part of a global ecological hotspot for marine biodiversity. Turneffe Atoll faces numerous threats because of its close proximity to Belize City, especially unsustainable fishing practices, development and dredging, and the extraction of non-timber products.

Location: Peru

Conservation Partner: Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC)

TiME paid: US$17,000

Size of purchase: 700 hectares

Ecoregion: Peruvian Yungas

TiME’s successful crowdfunding allowed the local community to expand and better protect an Amazonian conservation area. The original reserve’s horse-shoe shape made it harder to protect from illegal loggers, hunters and squatters. TiME purchased land in the interior U-shape and then signed it over to the local conservation organization, the Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios La Primavera (APALP). Now many rare, endemic and threatened species of birds and mammals, including the Endangered Royal Sunangel hummingbird (Heliangelus regalis) and the Endangered White-fronted Spider Monkey (Ateles belzebuth) are protected.

Location: Peru

Conservation Partner: Neotropical Primate Conservation

TiME paid: US$30,000

Size of purchase: 66 hectares

Ecoregion: Peruvian yungas

With your donations, TiME protected the habitat of the Critically Endangered Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey and many other threatened species. This land lies at the heart of the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot, one of the most biologically diverse regions on earth. The region suffers from one of the highest rates of deforestation in Peru.