PROTECT THE ANDEAN AMAZON
AND HELP SAFEGUARD THE PLANET
"If you hike the wild landscapes of the Andes, and you're quiet and a bit lucky, you might encounter an Andean bear. You will be astounded by their grandeur. And saddened to know that their numbers, not exceeding 3,000 individuals in Ecuador, are declining across thier range."
DEFEND THREATENED WILDLIFE
EMPOWER LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Community-based conservation is indigenous empowerment. This applies to ‘indigenous’ in the strict sense of communities with native American culture and identities, but in a broader sense to rural communities rooted, usually for generations, in the areas where the survival of wild habitats is at stake.
ANDEAN AMAZON RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AARI)
Good decisions require accurate and timely information in the service of a clearly-defined outcome.
For conservation efforts to be effective, and the best possible preparations made for climate change, decision-makers and the public require the fruits of research. FCT supports this need with its Andean Amazon Research Institute (AARI).
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
John Muir, naturalist, 1838-1914