The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997, dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of tropical habitats, and the conservation of their plants and animals. Our mission is to sponsor scientific research, provide public education and support community-based actions that promote the conservation of ecosystem integrity and biodiversity. We emphasize projects which promote the empowerment of local landowners and communities, and encourage them to actively participate in the sustainable management of their land.
Our name is taken from the Ceiba tree (pronounced "SAY-ba"), a giant of tropical forests, which provides a home for scores of plants and animals in its lofty and epiphyte-laden canopy (more information).
Ceiba receives all of its funding from public donations, private contributions and grants. 100% of the money we receive in donations is used to fund our projects, so your contribution makes a direct difference! If you can't contribute financially, consider becoming a Ceiba volunteer. You can also contribute new or used equipment or supplies that we need for our projects; see our wishlist of currently needed items.
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