We are developing a model that combines scientific investigation, environmental education and community education, to create empowered, strong and independent communities that will allow them to be conservation practitioners for their own forests. Furthermore we work in the management and rehabilitation of spider monkeys that have been the victims of illegal trafficking and wildlife trade.
The focal species of our organization is the brown-headed spider monkey, the most endangered primate in Ecuador, and one of the 25 most threatened primates in the world. By conserving this species, we will protect other species that share its habitat.
¡POR LA VIDA DEL CHOCÓ!
PROGRAMS AND RESERVE
Local people depend upon the forest’s resources for their livelihood; their culture and traditions are threatened through forest loss.
We work in community capacity building, fair trade and alternative livelihoods all the while incorporating conservation.
Scientific study is an indispensable tool for measuring and disseminating our impact; for this reason all of our programs contain various elements (socio-economic, ecological, etc.) incorporating scientists, dissertation students, interns and volunteers.
Knowledge Exchange is very important because it affords us the opportunity to deepen our existing relationship with our environment, understand the species we protect and focus our actions on sustainable decisions.