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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.

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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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