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Internship in Conservation Videography

At the start of 2021, FCT will sponsor a videography workshop focused on conservation efforts in and around Sangay National Park. The workshop will document the incredible natural habitats and landscapes, the farming systems and livelihoods of the local populations, and the efforts of local actors—various levels of government, community associations, and NGOs, including Fundación Cordillera Tropical—to understand and protect local fauna, flora, and wild habitats.


This nine-day field course will be led by Jim Clare—a distinguished professional filmmaker who has produced documentaries for the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and the national TV stations of France and New Zealand, among many others—with the assistance of Nicho Ader, a talented and passionate Communications graduate from the University of Vermont (USA). The course will be limited to 11 students.  Attendees will be charged a fee to contribute to the costs of their housing, food, in-country transportation, instructor compensation, and computing and editing facilities. However, to keep student fees at accessible levels, FCT seeks funds to provide partial scholarships to all the accepted applicants. We will apply your donations to the program cost, reducing the fee charged to students. Participants will be chosen by committee according to their motivations and prior accomplishments in the visual arts.  The videos produced by students will be included on the FCT webpage and be made available, subtitled or dubbed in Spanish, to educational institutions in Ecuador.

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Jim Clare on a bear-filming project in Sangay National Park.

FCT seeks donations for the video field school scholarship fund. You will be provided with copies of the conservation documentaries created by students, plus interviews and out-takes made during filming.

Your donation of $200 will help cover the costs of a scholarship that will allow a student to participate in this rewarding program.


A grass páramo in the buffer zone of Cajas National Park.

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