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Major Contributors

Overbrook Foundation

  • Support for the engagement with downstream hydroelectric companies and the creation of mechanisms for long-term investment in verifiable upstream conservation measures;

  • Development and training of community park guards in natural resource protection and management;

  • Promotion of the conservation of wild habitats under private ownership and the development of community participatory monitoring to evaluate progress;

  • Design and installation of an automatic sampler on the Mazar River to continuously monitor stream stage and turbidity;

  • Detection of threats to natural habitat land cover using satellite imagery; and

  • Support for silvopastoral and riverine reforestation initiatives.

New England Biolabs Foundation

  • Support for a community apprentice position to work with technical staff and instruct private landowners in silvopastoral techniques;

  • Direct support for silvopastoral interventions and riverine reforestation in the Mazar and Dudas watersheds.

Blue Moon Fund

  • Provision of outreach, recruitment, and landowner registration for the SocioBosque program of the national government in the buffer zone of, and within, Sangay National Park.

Conservation International

  • Assistance for private landowners enrolling in the SocioBosque program in the Nudo del Azuay.

Forest Trends

  • Implementation and monitoring of an incentive-based hydrological services payment mechanism in the Nudo del Azuay.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Training of community members as para-biologists for the protection of threatened species in and around southern Sangay National Park.

The Nature Conservancy

  • Training for 10 community members as the first contingent of community park guards (“promotores comunitarios”) to work in southern Sangay National Park and its buffer zone;

  • Establishment of a Green Schools program in communities on the periphery of Sangay National Park, directed towards teachers, parents, and students.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Support for the administrative and logistical capacities of FCT.

World Wildlife Fund (Russel E. Train Education for Nature Program)

  • Establishment, over various planting cycles between 2014 and 2019, of plots demonstrating silvopastoral systems, including forage banks, living fences, and wind breaks, and contributing to the conservation of environmental services.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (with the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Support for non-invasive field research that examines the Andean bear’s use of private lands as habitat corridors in and around Sangay National Park;

  • Use of camera traps to individually identify Andean bears; and

  • Training for selected community members as citizen scientists, public speakers, and educators.

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