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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 ...

At Bellavista de Don Juan we held the first training with the expert,Cristina Castro, for fishermen that will promote whale watching. We are very proud of the commitment of the community in this process. Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones de Ecuador ... See MoreSee Less

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En la Reserva Bosque Seco Lalo Loor nos encontramos en el cambio de temporada. En las últimas semanas las temperaturas han bajado, los cielos están nublados y las lluvias escasean. Con estas condiciones algunas especies de árboles empiezan a perder sus hojas y el paisaje comienza a cambiar por completo. Una de las mejores cosas de ello es que nos es más fácil observar ciertas especies, como es el caso de este perezoso de tres dedos (Bradypus tridactylus). ¡¡Aprovecha esta temporada para venir a visitarnos!!

In Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve we are experiencing the changing of the seasons. Over the last weeks, the temperature has dropped, skies are cloudy, and rain is scarce. In these conditions, some tree species are starting to lose their leaves and landscape is starting to change completely. One of the best things about this change is that it's easier to spot certain species, like this Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus). Take advantage of this awesome time of the year and come visit!!
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Ha generado mucho interés el curso que se dará en la Reserva Bosque Seco Lalo Loor con el experto Diego Tirira!! Inscribanse hoy! ... See MoreSee Less

La especie del día. El Murciélago blanco común. Se trata de una de las dos especies ecuatorianas que tienen todo su pelaje de color blanco. La especie es insectívora, siendo las polillas sus presa...

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Apply for our new course in Bats of Ecuador!! The course will be taught by the expert, biologist, and author of the book "Mammals of Ecuador," Diego Tirira.

Abiertas las aplicaciones a nuestro nuevo curso en Murciélagos del Ecuador!! El experto Diego Tirira, biólogo que escribió el libro Mamíferos de Ecuador, impartirá el curso.
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*La tarifa incluye hospedaje, alimentación y materiales.
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