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Solutions for Biodiversity and Communities

Ceiba’s mission is to help people improve their livelihoods through the conservation of biodiversity.  We focus on protecting dry tropical forests along the Pacific coast of Ecuador, and orchid-rich cloud forests in the Andes, two of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth.  We believe that biodiversity conservation alleviates poverty when rural landowners and communities are empowered to make informed, ecologically-sound decisions.

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Reforestation Gallery (2019)

April 4th, 2019 | Monica Hall

Thank you to all who have contributed to Ceiba’s reforestation efforts! Our work is just ...

Kapok 2018

Read All About It! Ceiba’s Top News Stories of 2018

December 2nd, 2018 | Joe Meisel

We had a lot to celebrate in 2018:  a 700,000 acre UN Biosphere Reserve was declared in the mountains, a new conservation area is in the works on the coast, and the Lalo Loor reserve ...

Catherine Woodward & Lalo Loor

Lalo Loor, Dairy Farmer, Recounts His Conservation Journey

November 27th, 2018 | Joe Meisel

2019 marks the 15th anniversary of the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve , thanks to the commitment of Eudaldo “Lalo” Loor, a conservation-minded dairy farmer. We met Lalo while seeking pristine examples of coastal dry forest for tropical ecology courses, ...

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