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Welcome to Ceiba

The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of tropical habitats, protection of their flora and fauna, and education of the next generation of conservationists. Founded in 1997, with headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, we work primarily in the hyper-diverse South American country  of Ecuador.

Ceiba sponsors scientific research, provides public education and supports community-based actions that promote wildlife, plant, and habitat conservation. We emphasize projects that empower local landowners and rural communities to actively participate in sound land management practices that maintain ecosystem integrity and biodiversity while enhancing sustainable economic opportunity.

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TCS Students Survey Agroforestry Plot

TCS Internships: Students Hard At Work

May 6th, 2017 | Joe Meisel

Students in the Tropical Conservation Semester are taking conservation in their own hands, and contributing valuable skills and inexhaustible energy to ongoing projects across Ecuador.  The internship component of the TCS program provides students with ...

The Day The Earth Shook, One Year Commemoration

May 6th, 2017 | Joe Meisel

On April 16 the residents of Tabuga, staff of the Lalo Loor Reserve, and Ceiba Foundation personnel gathered to commemorate the one year anniversary of the deadly earthquake that completely changed the face of Ecuador’s ...

Marine Iguana, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Sea Lion

Galapagos: Fins And Feathers, Swimming And Schooling!

May 3rd, 2017 | Joe Meisel

Charles Darwin spent only five weeks in the Galapagos, but the visit contributed immensely to his thinking about natural selection, the theory that literally rocked the world.  The Tropical Conservation Semester just returned from three ...

Ceiba won a grant from UNDP to promote communitary tourism in Bellavista, Don Juan. We will establish a tourism association with fishermen for humback whale observation and mangrove conservation. ... See MoreSee Less

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Final dinner of the Tropical Conservation Semester! Thanks for making it an awesome semester!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out our new course on Bat Ecology and Conservation, to be offered at the Lalo Loor reserve by Ecuadorian mammalogist Diego Tirira, this August 2017. Sign up now! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ceiba esta participando en @premiosverdes, porque sé que #CambiarEsPosible ... See MoreSee Less

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Two years ago we promoted the idea of creating an association of ecotourism for whale watching and mangrove conservation. Finally, this year with UNPD funds we will make it happen!! Volunteers needed! ... See MoreSee Less

Ceiba Foundation is promoting the creation of an Ecotourism Association for Naturalist Guides for the protection of the Mangroves of Jama river.

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