The Monte Verde Project

This Honduran community freed itselffrom Zika and dengue fever. Help it to free others.

Please contact Gerry Marten (
to make a tax-deductible donation.

Baby turtles, fish, and volunteers achieved what expensive pesticides could not:
Freeing a community from disease-transmitting mosquitoes.

The humble community of Monte Verdehasn’t seen a case of dengue fever, chikungunya, or Zika forthreeyears – in a region where mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit have ruled for as long as anyone can remember. Even more astonishing, the citizen-scientists of Monte Verde reached thisremarkable achievement throughan innovative programofbiological control, using natural predators of mosquito larvae:turtles, tilapia, and tiny shrimp-like predators called copepods.Unlike pesticides, biological control is inexpensive, effective, and sustainable. All it takes is to show people in detail how to do it.

The citizen-scientists of Monte Verde are ready, willing, and ableto bring this lifesavingprogram to other communities.

They need your help.

The Monte Verde Project happened because a nonprofit organization provided seed money. Scientific advisors worked with the community and helped develop protocols that worked. But now that funding has ended, so the Project needs a new source of support to carry on its lifesaving work – for the people of Monte Verde, for neighboring communities, and for hundreds of communities and more elsewhere in Latin America.

As a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and fostering environmental success stories throughout the world, the EcoTipping Points Project is collecting funds to assist the Monte Verde Project. Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of the funds go directly to the Monte Verde Project.

Please contact Gerry Marten (
to make a tax-deductible donation.

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