More Forest Under Protection
In April, Ceiba established a brand new reserve on the coast of Ecuador, protecting some 1200 acres (500 ha) of rare and threatened tropical forest. Thanks to our successful implementation of conservation easements to protect ...read more
Lalo Loor Reserve Launches New Website
The Lalo Loor Dry Forest continues to take great strides towards becoming an entirely locally-run reserve, announcing the launch of their new website this week. Now renamed Reserva Lalo Loor, the reserve’s 450 forested acres ...read more
Ceiba Covid-19 Emergency Relief
Ecuador is currently one of the hardest-hit Covid-19 countries in the world and rural communities are particularly at risk. Earlier this month, Ceiba launched an aid program to bring food supplies, soap, and masks to ...read more
Lalo Loor Reserve Conservation Easement
On March 11th, 2020 Ceiba and the Loor family celebrated the signing of a 25-year conservation easement to protect a 430-acre remnant of one of the most threatened forest types in the world. The agreement ...read more
Semester Students Recalled Home
In response to the global pandemic, the University of Wisconsin and Ceiba have suspended the field portion of the Tropical Conservation Semester, and recalled students back to their homes. While Ecuador has seen relatively few ...read more
Tropical Conservation Semester Begins!
While ice and snow grip the north, here on the equator everything is sunny, green, and warm. Students in the Tropical Conservation Semester arrived in Ecuador a few days ago, and are settled in with ...read more
Report from the Field – Ava Williams
My name is Ava Williams. I am a student from Colorado State University where I am currently finishing up a B.S. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. I am interning at Bosque Seco Lalo Loor ...read more
Read Ceiba’s Annual Newsletter, Kapok
Our annual newsletter, Kapok, has just been released! Click here to read year-end summaries of all our projects, hear updates from former students, and see our conservation plans for the future. Ceiba continues to focus ...read more
Get Ready to Swing Down to Ecuador!
Monkeys, toucans, sloths, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and giant tortoises await students in the Tropical Conservation Semester! Soon we’ll all be hanging out in Ecuador, exploring remote and amazingly diverse sites from the comfort of ...read more
Snooze and You Might Lose! Your Adventure to Ecuador Awaits!
Don’t just take a nap up there, time’s a’wasting! There’s still one week left before the application deadline for the Tropical Conservation Semester. This unique educational adventure takes you to some of the most pristine, ...read more