El Pahuma: one of best places to see orchids in Ecuador!
The El Pahuma Orchid Reserve was written up as one of the best places to see orchids in Ecuador, near Quito, according to a 2017 article by CultureTrip. This lush cloud forest, owned by the Lima family, ...read more
2018 Tropical Conservation Semester in Ecuador is Nearly Underway
All aboard! Students are getting ready for the 2018 Tropical Conservation Semester, where they will spend five months exploring the incredible diversity of tropical ecosystems in Ecuador on a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad experience! They’ll learn Spanish ...read more
New School in Tabuga!
We are please to announce the completion of a new Tabuga school! Our fabulous staff were able to secure a grant from the Rioja Spanish government to fund construction of the school. Construction began in June ...read more
TCS Internships: Students Hard At Work
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 ...read more
The Day The Earth Shook, One Year Commemoration
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 ...read more
Galapagos: Fins And Feathers, Swimming And Schooling!
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 ...read more
Tropical Conservation Semester Returns from the Coast
Ceiba’s primary conservation programs are centered in and around the Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve, on the coast of Ecuador, where the TCS program just spent an enjoyable, educational, and hard-working week. Students learned about ...read more
United Nations Supports Ceiba’s Earthquake Recovery Program
Carolina Toapanta, Ceiba’s Executive Director in Ecuador, and board member Steve Webster, have been working hard to cement a collaboration with the United Nations’ Development Programme (UNDP) to provide long-term support for our earthquake recovery ...read more
Un-Bear-able! Tropical Conservation Semester Students Observe Rare Andean Bears
The Tropical Conservation Semester students couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend their weekend searching for the elusive Spectacled Bear, Tremarctos ornatus. The only bears in South America, where they also are known as Andean ...read more