Ocelots Thrive in Lalo Loor Reserve

Ceiba’s cameras in the Lalo Loor Reserve picked up a video of a curious Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) wandering the trail system, in the middle of the day.  It seemed surprised by the camera, and gave ...

Tropical Conservation Semester to Return in 2022

Thanks to the improving situation in Ecuador, and the rapid pace of vaccination among university students in the US, our partners at the University of Wisconsin and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito recently announced ...

Marine Biology Course Returns From Belize

Counting conch, watching parrotfish, and measuring corals, all were a part of Ceiba’s 2021 summer Marine Biology course in Belize. After an info-packed two weeks of online learning, 15 excited students headed for the coral ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...