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Four mutually reinforcing work areas...that follow from the objectives listed in our legally approved statutes, and together lead towards one simple goal: the sustainability of our beautiful corner of the globe. As we go along this path, perhaps some of what we do will ripple out beyond to the wider world. Follow us or like us to see where it goes.
Our 6 forest reserves lay on an altitudinal gradient in the Andes. Each reserve connects to neighboring forests forming ecological corridors: There are 3 main "micro-corridors" where we work, and these help conserve connectivity within the larger, altitudinal "macro-corridor" that brings it all together.Read more
With this zany amount of biodiversity surrounding us, it´s a challenge to get a grip. In the 50 mile transect where we work there´re about as many bird species as North America! So, we take an all-of-the-above approach: formal science, citizen science, casual observation and aesthetic pursuits. It´s all good.Read more
Avitourism: birding is our forte! Birders are the first to find and open new destinations for other types of ecotourism, and we´ve lived it. Our local history shows how rural communities can become active habitat defenders while tangibly benefiting from biodiversity, a challenge for forest areas around the world.Read more
Reforestation is an important part of the fight against climate change and creates habitat BTW. As part of our mission, the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation is planting native species trees in the Northwestern Ecuadorian Andes with the support of our various partners in the US and Europe -- and various local governments in Ecuador.Read more
- Megadiversity in all its guises.
- Network of Forest Reserves.
- Citizen science.
- MOUs with 2 U.S. universities.
- Innovative research station!
- Pioneers of new destinations.
- Opening opportunity for local actors.
- Consultants and strategic planners.
- Native tree nursery.
- Work with local governments.
- Geospacial analysis for connectivity.