Graduation Day in Ecuador for TCS Seniors

What better way is there to finish off a semester abroad than by graduating from college?  That was the case for 11 students on the 2022 Tropical Conservation Semester, which just wrapped up after 18 ...

Tropical Conservation Semester Explores the Amazon

The Tropical Conservation Semester is back in 2022!  Ceiba continues our long history of offering high-quality study abroad programs that lead students on explorations to some of the most biodiverse sites on the planet and ...

USFWS funds the Conservation and Sustainable Use Area on Ecuador’s coast

The Ceiba Foundation received a 3-year grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to advance the Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in coastal Ecuador from on paper to under protection through the application of ...

Ocelots Thrive in Lalo Loor Reserve

Ceiba’s wildlife cameras in the Lalo Loor Reserve picked up a video of a curious Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) strolling the trail system, in the middle of the day.  It seemed curious about our camera, and ...

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 ...