GAIA is a company set up in 1998 to create private conservation areas. The company acquires degraded lands in marginal areas, and restores them to ecological health. We provide consultancy and management services for afforestation, ecological restoration, runoff management and sustainable/low-maintenance plantings. Gaia also does environmental management for restoration and conservation areas. We carry out ex-situ conservation and nursery propagation for rare and endangered plant species. We also run, as well as provide support for programs and projects in ecological research, ecotourism, public awareness, environmental education and training programs.