Save the Chocó's mission is to build awareness and collaborate with local and global organizations to help protect vital areas and species throughout the Chocó region.
Why the Chocó
The Chocó is a biodiversity hotspot and one of the wettest region of the planet. It harbors 9,000 species of vascular plants and is one of the most floristically diverse region in the neotropics. In the Chocó there are about 270 species of mammals, 210 species of reptiles, 800 species of birds and 130 species of amphibians. Many are endemic to the Chocó region, meaning they are not found anywhere else on earth.
Save the Chocó has teamed up with organizations to help add on to existing reserves and build new ones throughout the region. Once areas have been selected Save the Chocó will help support the projects by building relationships between organizations and investors, fundraising, lectures, and events.