Saving Nature. Inc
Dr Stuart Pimm founded Saving Nature in 2019 to reverse the threats to biodiversity, climate resiliency, and local communities caused by the loss of the world’s great forests. Saving Nature builds on the exceptional success with SavingSpecies, an organization Pimm founded in 2007 to prevent extinctions.
Saving Nature works at the intersection of deforestation, climate change, and population growth to help mediate the competing interests of a planet already past its limits of sustainability. The loss of forests has disrupted the Earth’s capacity to transform carbon dioxide into oxygen, driving climate change. Our approach is a simple, effective, and scalable solution. Restoring degraded land and reconnecting isolated forests absorbs an estimated 10 tons of CO2-equivalent per hectare annually for 30-40 years. By reconnecting, expanding, and buffering protected areas, our projects help slow the expansion of settlements, thereby buffering interactions between wildlife and humans to reduce the potential for spill-over of zoonotic diseases into human populations.
We focus on the most biodiverse places on Earth where species face imminent threats of extinction. We intervene to reconnect fragmented and isolated ecosystems to eliminate barriers and bottlenecks for biodiversity, revitalize ecosystem services, buﬀer human and wildlife populations, and absorb carbon from the atmosphere. ypically, Saving Nature implements our projects over multiple years as targeted land purchases become available. Our current portfolio includes 12 projects in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Sumatra, and Tanzania, each in various stages of completion.
Saving Nature partners with well-established local conservation groups to acquire and restore degraded land with native trees to create strategic wildlife corridors. Our local partners own the land, manage the protected areas, engage the local communities, work with government organizations, and participate in scientiﬁc research. Saving Nature provides resources to build local capacity for conservation and develop future leaders with practical insights into restoring habitat, saving species from extinction, recolonizing species, and protecting ecosystem services for local communities.