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Ceiba’s mission is to help people improve their livelihoods through the conservation of biodiversity.  We focus on protecting dry tropical forests along the Pacific coast of Ecuador, and orchid-rich cloud forests in the Andes, 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 encompassing some of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems.

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Celebrating Ecuador’s (bio)Diversity: the Coast, Andes, Amazon, and Galapagos

October 5th, 2018 | Monica Hall

Ceiba has spent two decades working to conserve Ecuador’s endemic species, stunning landscapes and fragile ecosystems by partnering with local landowners and incentivizing sustainability. The work is never ending, but it is rewarding and necessary. ...

Celebrating Ceiba’s Research: Camera Trap Monitoring

October 4th, 2018 | Monica Hall

Ceiba for years has actively monitored wildlife at the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve using camera traps hidden throughout the 490 acre reserve. The goal is to detect the presence of rare or secretive animals, ...

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Celebrating Ceiba’s Alumni: Jamie Hogberg

October 2nd, 2018 | Joe Meisel

Jamie Hogberg is a 2009 alum of Ceiba Foundation’s Tropical Conservation Semester. In a recent interview, she explained how her experience studying abroad with Ceiba ignited her passion and dedication to a career in conservation. ...

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