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.
Conservation Partner: Ya'axché Conservation Trust and Fauna & Flora International
TiME paid: POSTPONED INDEFINITELY — SEE UPDATE BELOW
Size of purchase: POSTPONED INDEFINITELY — SEE UPDATE BELOW
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.
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.
TiME's land purchase allowed for the expansion ofthe 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).
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.
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.
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 Sun Angel Hummingbird (Heliangelus regalis) and the Endangered White-fronted Spider Monkey (Ateles belzebuth) are protected.
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.