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Fundacion Zoobreviven is a private Ecuadorian, non-profit organisation. It was created in 1997 and is recognised by the Ecuadorian Ministry for the Environment.

Our objective is to conserve the biodiversity of Ecuador through responsible use of natural resources, scientific research, environmental education, wildlife, plant and tree conservation and development of economic alternatives for local communities.

We manage three reserves in Northern Ecuador, including the 2500 hectare Alto Choco Reserve and the nearby 7500 hectare Chontal Reserve, both in the Choco Bioregion.

In addition to managing the three reserves, we are currently developing management plans for the areas surrounding all three cloud forest reserves, reforesting Alto Choco and conducting environmental education in the surrounding communities. The Foundation has received support from the World Wildlife Fund, the Ministry of Finland, the World Society for the Protection of Animals, Global Green Grants and private donors.

Past projects include the liberation, rehabilitation and follow-up of Andean Spectacled Bears (Tremarctos ornatus) in the Alto Choco Reserve.

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What you will find on this site

Reserves and Eco Tourism Information

Research Information

Project Information and History

Volunteering Information, Application Information & Itinerary

Gallery of projects, birds, bears plants and other wildlife

News about issues relating to Fundacion Zoobreviven

Contact Information

Support and Donor Information