FOGO ISLAND INN
Fogo Island Inn works in partnership with the Shorefast Foundation on the New Ocean Ethic initiative, finding innovative ways to improve the health of the ocean and the lives of those who depend on it. Current projects focus on the sustainable development of the cod fishery, the traditional lifeline of the Island, including low-impact fishing techniques that help protect the resource and the marine environment.
When Cyclone Ita hit northern Queensland in April 2014, it denuded Lizard Island of most of its native flora. Since then, Lizard Island, located right on the Great Barrier Reef, has helped replant the landscape with indigenous shrubs, trees and ground cover to restore the natural habitat, which today once again thrives.
LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH
RESERVA DO IBITIPOCA
This private 148-acre ranch, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, has a water-quality monitoring station that provides real-time data on water quality on a section of the North Fork Stream. Lone Mountain Ranch has partnered with the Gallatin River Task Force, a local nonprofit, to help conserve the Upper Gallatin Watershed, home to native trout, water birds, and other wildlife.
Reserva do Ibitipoca has worked to return 11,120 acres of former ranchlands to forest, planting more than 40,000 trees— including the endemic juçara palm—to help rebuild the badly fragmented dry tropical Atlantic Forest, a global biodiversity hotspot. This effort provided restored habitat for other rare species, including the northern muriqui and the buffy-tufted-ear marmoset.
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