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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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News from Ceiba

New School in Tabuga!

July 23rd, 2017 | Yasi Rezai

We are please to announce the completion of a new Tabuga school! Our fabulous staff were able to secure a grant from the Rioja Spanish government to fund construction of the school. Construction began in June ...

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 ...

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Simposio "Investigaciones sobre mamíferos en el sur del Ecuador" y lanzamiento del libro "Guía de campo de los mamíferos del Ecuador". Universidad Nacional de Loja, jueves 10 de agosto de 2017. Ciu...

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Hemos completado los cupos para el curso de campo Biología, Diversidad y Conservación de los Murciélagos del Ecuador dictado por Diego Tirira.
El curso ha tenido una gran acogida, a las personas que no pudieron inscribirse vamos a realizar otros cursos este año....por favor permanezcan atentos!
Foto: Luis Fernandez
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Yesterday two Colombian wood turtles (Rhinoclemmys melanosterna) and two Large-nosed wood turtles (Rhinoclemmys nasuta) were released at the Lalo Loor Reserve. The turtles were rescued from animal trafficking and confiscated from someone who was trying to sell them as pets. We walked with the turtles and with a member from the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment through the Reserve until we found a suitable stream for the turtles to wade in.
We hope they like their new home!

Ayer fueron liberadas en la Reserva Bosque Seco Lalo Loor dos tortugas de bosque colombiana (Rhinoclemmys melanosterna) y dos tortugas de bosque de nariz larga (Rhinoclemmys nasuta). Estos ejemplares habían sido capturadas para ser vendidas como mascotas. Caminamos con los compañeros del Ministerio del Ambiente de Ecuador hasta que encontramos un estero adecuado para que las tortugas se sumergieran. ¡¡Esperemos que les guste su nuevo hogar!!
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We are happy to announce that the construction of two new classrooms and bathrooms for the school in Tabuga is complete! A major milestone in Ceiba's earthquake recovery efforts.
We thank the Government of Rioja, Spain and the Coopera Foundation for making this project possible!

Nos agrada anunciar que la construcción de dos aulas nuevas y una batería sanitaria en la escuela de Tabuga está COMPLETO! Hemos cumplido uno de nuestras metas en la recuperación después del terremoto de Abril 2016. Agradecemos al gobierno de Rioja, España y a la Fundación Coopera por haber hecho posible este proyecto.
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