Conserving Biodiversity

We strive to create a system where agricultural production and biodiversity work and thrive together.

Habitat fragmentation is one of today’s biggest threats to biodiversity.

We work to preserve forests and increase habitat connectivity in our operations.

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What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the biological variety and variability of life in a given area. It increases the overall health and resiliency of a landscape by supplying oxygen, clean air and water, sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, supporting the pollination of plants, and more.
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Protected lands

More than a quarter of our owned land—nearly 10,000 hectares—is designated as protected forests throughout our farms, benefiting biodiversity and the health of our soil and ecosystems.

La Danta, El Tigre, and El General are three wildlife refuges in Costa Rica that are home to a rich and diverse set of plants and animals.

Preserving habitats

For wildlife to move freely beyond our conserved and reforested areas, we maintain biological corridors along streams, rivers, and creeks on our properties. These small tracts of forested land allow species to move safely to the neighboring natural areas of our farms.

What we’re working on

By 2025, our goal is to monitor 100% of our protected areas annually by conducting an inventory of species in each of our reserves. These allow us to evaluate the current health of our ecosystem and develop conservation strategies for the future.

Protecting biodiversity

Biodiversity, the biological variety and variability of life in a given area, increases the overall health and resiliency of a landscape by supplying oxygen, clean air and water, sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, supporting the pollination of plants and more. More than a quarter of our owned land—nearly 10,000 hectares—is designated as protected forests throughout our farms, benefiting biodiversity and the health of our soil and ecosystems.

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Biodiversity from farm to fork

Learn about our partnership with GIZ and the Farm to Fork program.
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Read more about our sustainability efforts

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to creating sustainable practices and how it permeates our entire organization.