OUR WORK

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

 

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

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 STUDIES

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

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.

 

EX-SITU CONSERVATION AND REHABILITATION

We care for and rehabilitate spider monkeys that were victims of illegal trafficking and wildlife trade.

 

BIOLOGICAL STATION JEVON FOREST

Jevon Forest is a reserve that was created in memory of Jevon Newman. Located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Chocó, it is a cloud forest home to various endangered species.

 
 

Where we work?

Our programs are carried out in various locations on the Ecuadorian coast:

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