Success stories

Success Stories

Your donations and votes help stop biodiversity loss.

Location: Tapichalaca, Ecuador

Conservation Partner: Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco

TiME paid: US$50,000

Size of purchase: 570,000 m² (141 acres)

Ecoregion: Northwestern Andean montane forests (NT0145)

Thanks to your generosity, TiME will expand the Tapichalaca reserve, enhancing connectivity between two of Ecuador's national parks and protecting the unique upper tropical cloud forest and páramo grassland habitat of many threatened species, including the Endangered Jocotoco Antpitta and Mountain Tapir.

Location: Ecuador

Conservation Partner: Fundación Conservación Jocotoco

TiME paid: US$50,000

Size of purchase: 650,000 m² (161 acres)

Ecoregion: Chocó-Darién moist forests

TiME purchased and protected the last large tract of Chocó lowland forest in Ecuador, home to dozens of threatened species, including the Critically Endangered Great Green Macaw. This land purchase connected four protected areas with a total size of more than 3,000 km².

Location: Kenya

Conservation Partner: Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

TiME paid: US$87,767

Size of purchase: 80,900 m² (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: Kenya

Conservation Partner: Nature Kenya

TiME paid: US$40,600

Size of purchase: 1,210,000 m² (300 acres)

Ecoregion: Eastern Miombo woodlands

Thanks to TiME's donors, the Endangered Clarke's Weaver 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.

Location: Brazil

Conservation Partner: Instituto Uiraçu

TiME paid: US$148,372.26

Size of purchase: 339,900 m² (84 acres)

Ecoregion: Bahia coastal forests

TiME's land purchase expanded the Serra Bonita Reserve 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 and Harpy Eagle.

Location: Colombia

Conservation Partner: Fundación Biodiversa Colombia (FBC)

TiME paid: US$70,000

Size of purchase: 580,000 m² (143 acres)

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, like the Critically Endangered Brown Spider Monkey, this expansion makes the reserve much more interesting as a destination for ecotourists and researchers.

Location: Belize

Conservation Partner: Turneffe Atoll Trust (TAT)

TiME paid: US$30,000

Size of purchase: 20,234 m² (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: 7,000,000 m² (1,730 acres)

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.

Location: Peru

Conservation Partner: Neotropical Primate Conservation

TiME paid: US$30,000

Size of purchase: 660,000 m² (163 acres)

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.