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Fundación Cordillera Tropical

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Burlington, VT 05401



Fundación Cordillera Tropical

Ecuador Office

Oficina 412

Jaime Roldos 4-80 y Huaynacapac

Cuenca, EC



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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

  • Provide 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

  • Assist private landowners to enroll in the SocioBosque program in the Nudo del Azuay.

Forest Trends

  • Implement and monitor an incentive-based hydrological services payment mechanism in the Nudo del Azuay.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

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

The Nature Conservancy

  • Train 10 community members as the first contingent of community park guards (‘promotores comunitarios’) to work in southern Sangay National Park and its buffer zone;

  • Establish 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 silvo-pastoral systems, including forage banks, living fences, 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

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

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