Conservation & Resources Management
REFORESTATION OF NATIVE SPECIES
Since the creation of our NGO we have committed to plant an average of 2,000 trees per year. Due to the decreasing population trend of native trees, palms and bushes we have selected 30 different species that provide invaluable ecosystem goods and services. Most of these are hardwood species threatened by un-sustainable logging in the region.
Examples of our selected species include the endemic endangered species Tangaré, the recognizable Aguacatillo which has fruits resembling mini-avocatos, Colorado, Jigua, Higuerón, Guabas and the Cojojo bush which has fruits that are an ultimate favorite in the wildlife community.
Juan Pablo Játiva
In order to guarantee that our management and conservation efforts have long-lasting benefits, we want to widen buffer zones and improve the patrolling in La Hesperia Natural Reserve.
We hope to count with the cooperation of neighboring reserves, municipal, national and international help to ensure the rights of nature are being upheald as per the Ecuadorian Constitution of 2008.
SOCCER AND CONSERVATION
The passion and discipline that our culture has for soccer is a great platform in which people come together. The idea to create local soccer teams and championships originated from a local grassroots movement.
We want to support this social initiative and complement the children’s training with environmental education and english workshops.
We want to support, fundraise and share the initiatives of a local environmental conservation organization of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.
Their current projects include environmental education and training for guides wanting to focus on bird ID.