Campaign to Purchase Critical Forest Corridor in Coastal Ecuador
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 Conservation Corridor in the Manabí province of coastal Ecuador. We need to raise $60,000 to purchase this 20 hectare (~50 acre) strip. Tropical semi-deciduous forests are among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth, and Ceiba has been working in coastal Ecuador for nearly 20 years to protect them. Endangered species like the Equatorial Capuchin monkey and Rufous-headed Chachalaca can only survive in this deforested landscape if they can move among remaining habitat islands. This land purchase is part of our bigger effort to protect existing forest and restore connectivity through reforestation and agroforestry on degraded lands. As this video shows, deforestation is actively ongoing, and without urgent protection, the only bridge remaining between BSLL and forests to the south will disappear.
Donate now to help us protect this critical piece!