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Habitat Conservation

  • See Reserves menuMilpe, Silanche, Puyucunapi, Oreothraupis, Tandayapa
  • Altitudinal range300 - 2500 meters (1000 - 8200 ft)
  • ConsultingGeospatial Analysis
  • Feasibility studiesManagement Plans

Our network of private reserves forms

the backbone of our habitat conservation, and our network of neighboring forest conservationists is its body.

Our 6 forest reserves fall along an altitudinal gradient on the West slope of the Andes in NW Ecuador. Each reserve connects to its surrounding ecosytem and neighboring forests forming what we consider ecological corridors: as you can see on the map below and elsewhere on this site, 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. This swath, mixing agricultural and forest lands with several towns and villages, links the Tropical Andes and Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena biodiversity Hotspots as characterized by Conservation International, our strategic allies.

MCF Migratory Species
MCF Red List Species
It is one of the most biodiverse parts of the planet, including 4 Important Bird Areas according to BirdLife International. Reviewing the The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and our bird lists, our reserves protect habitat for 3 Endangered and 12 Threatened species. If we expand this vision to other taxa, like the Andean Spectacled Bear for example, the list grows and grows.
We also provide Winter habitat for 25 Boreal-Neotropic migrants, including 8 of special concern as defined by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act which they administer.


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