Program

Sustainable Development

ONGOING PROJECTS

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING

Project Coordinator

Carolina Rodríguez

COVID-19 gave us the opportunity to re-imagine how we connect with each other. We partnered with La Hesperia Cloud Forest Reserve  and Ecuadorian enterprises to host a series of webinars  with a wide range of topics that will prepare you to experience fully and holistically our natural ecosystems when you decide to visit us again.

Connect

Have a little taste of the Cloud Forest until we see each other again.

Colaboradores

Skills involved

Networking

Donor Mapping & Fundraising

Online work

VOISIN RATIONAL GRAZING

Pilot Project

Program Director

Juan Pablo Játiva

Within the area of influence of the Foundation, the main source of income for local people is the livestock industry. For this reason, we are committed to look for alternatives that allow this activity to be carried out sustainably: minimizing environmental degradation and reducing GHG emissions.

We are always looking for students and professionals in the veterinary and agropecuaria careers to support these efforts.

Collaborators

La Hesperia Cloud Forest Reserve

Advantages

Soil regeneration

Animal Comfort

Living Fences

Past projects

SOCIAL STUDY

"A local perspective: can alternative agriculture practices improve production whilst reducing deforestation in two Ecuadorian Cloud Forest communities?"
Thomas Mackay-Smith, 2017

WORKSHOPS

For children and adults on topics such as organic agriculture, environmental legislation and conservation.
Collaborators:
Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC)

(Electrical Corporation of Ecuador)
NGO Aves y Conservación

(Birds and Conservation)
Ministry of Environment.

2017

CREATION OF MONTESSORI SCHOOL

23 families from the Manuel Cornejo Astorga parish were benefitted.
2009-2014

ECOLOGY CLUBS

90 local children at La Esperie town were benefitted.

BUILDING WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS

Used eco-construction principles, PET bottles and wooden pallets to create a children's classroom. Funded by the MacEwan University Educational Fund.
2012

SUMMER CAMPS

Children from the two towns closest to La Hesperia Cloud Forest Reserve were benefitted.

To learn more about any of the above