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Welcome to Ceiba

   Creating win-win solutions for biodiversity and people

Ceiba’s mission is to help people improve their livelihoods through the conservation of biodiversity.  Our focus is on protecting the seasonally dry tropical forests of western Ecuador, and the Andean cloud forests, two of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth.  We believe that conservation of biodiversity will alleviate poverty if rural landowners and communities are empowered to make ecologically-sound land management decisions.  Founded in 1997, with headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, Ceiba works primarily in the South American nation of Ecuador, a country that comprises some of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems.

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Campaign to Purchase Critical Forest Corridor in Coastal Ecuador

May 3rd, 2018 | Catherine Woodward

The Ceiba Foundation has an opportunity to purchase the last forest connection between the Bosque Seco Lalo Loor (BSLL, or Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve) and large remnant forests to the south along the Jama ...

Let Me Tell You ‘Bout the Birds and the Bees … and Iguanas

April 12th, 2018 | Joe Meisel

In Galapagos there is courtship in the air.  The 2018 Tropical Conservation Semester is in the midst of a three week tour of these world-famous islands, and everywhere we go we see Blue-footed Boobies displaying ...

King of the Jungle (actually, Queen)

March 16th, 2018 | Joe Meisel

The  2018 Tropical Conservation Semester spent an amazing two weeks in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, and had the incredible good fortune of spotting a jaguar (Panthera onca) on our final day!  The top predator ...

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