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Organisation’s aim: To protect the habitat of globally threatened species of birds in the Andes of Ecuador, together with all associated biodiversity. Fundación Jocotoco owns fifteen reserves that protect a range of habitats for threatened species, including ones discovered on the reserve as new to science, such as the Jocotoco Antpitta.
Fundación Jocotoco was established in 1998 to protect globally threatened bird species of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since then they have successfully created fifteen reserves protecting birds, as well as other wildlife depending on a wide range of different habitats.
Initially approached by Nigel Simpson, a founding Trustee of Fundación Jocotoco, World Land Trust (WLT) has been funding land purchase and protection with Jocotoco since 2003, as part of our conservation work in Ecuador.
There have also been Carbon Balanced projects at three reserves; Buenaventura, Tapichalaca and Yanacocha.
Tree planting has taken place on the Buenaventura, Tapichalaca, Yanacocha and Jorupe reserves since 2006, using funds from WLT’s Reforestation programme.
WLT also supports Fundación Jocotoco through the Keepers of the Wild programme, which funds rangers on our partners’ reserves.