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 ...

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, ...

Adventure in the Galapagos

Retrace Darwin’s route through the world-famous islands, where you can meet giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies on land, then swim beneath the waves with colorful fishes, sea lions, and even penguins!  See a few of ...

Adventure in the Andes

The towering Andes mountains offer sweeping vistas and glimpses of the rare Spectacled Bear!  Above and below treeline, these slopes are home to Andean Condors, flamboyant orchids, feisty hummingbirds, and plunging waterfalls.  Watch few of ...

Adventure in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest of Ecuador is teeming with over a dozen species of monkeys!  The most biodiverse place on planet Earth is also home to river dolphins, sloths, parrots and toucans, tree frogs, and majestic ...

Study Abroad Season Gets Underway

The first hints of the chill of Fall are in the air, birds are starting to migrate, and students are flocking back to campus.  It’s time to start thinking about study abroad possibilities for next ...

Reforestation Gallery (2019)

Thank you to all who have contributed to Ceiba’s reforestation efforts!  Our field teams exceeded our goals, and reforested over 260 hectares (over 600 acres), all using seedlings grown in local nurseries.  But this is ...

Ceiba’s Top News Stories from 2018

We had a lot to celebrate in 2018:  a 700,000 acre UN Biosphere Reserve was declared in the mountains, a new conservation area is in the works on the coast, and the Lalo Loor reserve ...

Lalo Loor, Dairy Farmer, Recounts His Conservation Journey

2019 marks the 15th anniversary of the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve , thanks to the commitment of Eudaldo “Lalo” Loor, a conservation-minded dairy farmer. We met Lalo while seeking pristine examples of coastal dry forest for tropical ecology courses, ...

Celebrating Ecuador’s (bio)Diversity: the Coast, Andes, Amazon, and Galapagos

Ceiba has spent two decades working to conserve Ecuador’s endemic species, stunning landscapes and fragile ecosystems by partnering with local landowners and incentivizing sustainability. The work is never ending, but it is rewarding and necessary. ...