ECUADOR is home to extraordinary and diverse forests that contain more unique species of life than almost anywhere else on Earth.
However, Ecuador has one of the highest deforestation rates in South America. Social and economic pressures are threatening its once-pristine environments, leading to degraded habitats and extinctions.
We are working with local partners, governments and communities to conserve Ecuador’s wide range of natural ecosystems – from the rich cloud forests of the Andean mountains to the remarkable rainforests of the Amazon basin.
Ecuador has the most biodiversity per square kilometer of any nation and a multitude of unique and beautiful ecosystems.
Rainforests house the majority of Earth’s biodiversity. Unfortunately, more than 100 acres are cleared every minute. Learn more
Many scientists consider Andean cloud forests the world’s greatest conservation priority. Learn more
Boasting incredibly high levels of species endemism, dry forests are as endangered as tropical rainforests. Learn more
We develop close relationships with government officials and build support beyond the professionals, reaching the local and indigenous communities.