Centro Jambatu

Jambatu Center for Research and Conservation of Amphibians is part of the Otonga Foundation. Our mission is to research and implement the Strategic Plan for the conservation of the Ecuadorian amphibians at risk of extinction. Our vision is to be a strong leader in research and conservation of amphibians. Our objectives are to generate new knowledge and concepts on amphibians, and develop technologies to implement a "Noah's Ark" with frogs on board. The participation of scientists, conservationists, educators, communicators, and community will mitigate and prevent the decline and extinction of amphibians. Our research covers a wide range of branches of science including taxonomy, morphology, evolution, biogeography, natural history, behavior, reproduction, and the decline of amphibians, among others.


Fundación Jocotoco

The Jocotoco Foundation is an Ecuadorian non-government organization established in 1998 to protect land of critical importance to the conservation
of Ecuador’s endangered birds and associated biodiversity. The Foundation primarily achieves this by purchasing lands and managing them as
ecological reserves.

To date, the Jocotoco Foundation has established ten reserves protecting about 16,000 ha (approx 38,400 acres). While the reserves have primarily been established to protect habitat for endangered birds, their habitats and many associated plants and animals are protected as well. The Foundation’s reserves are known to support populations of over 800 species of birds, of which over 50 are globally threatened or near-threatened and more than 100 are restricted-range or endemic species.


Fundación Otonga

We are a non-governmental organization (NGO ) private nonprofit. The Otonga Foundation was created by Decree 93 of the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, on May 28, 1998. We work for the conservation of biodiversity of Ecuador.

Our priorities are:

  • Environmental conservation and biodiversity
  • Promoting social ethics and environmental responsibility
  • Promoting research and sustainable management of the environment
  • Support for education of children and youth.


Muchmore Design

Muchmore Design is a design firm focused on exploring design's role in conservation. Muchmore Design utilizes design, photography, and art to aid conservation efforts globally.


Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust helps protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around vulnerable areas.

Through these highly effective partnerships, they can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.


Third Millennium Alliance

Third Millennium Alliance (TMA) is an international conservation organization founded in 2007 that is dedicated to preserving and restoring the last remnants of Ecuador's coastal forests. TMA achieves its mission through a holistic five-pronged approach to conservation that includes: strategic and targeted land purchase, reforestation of the degraded landscape, ecological and agro-ecological research, field-based education programs, and community engagement and participation.

The pride and joy of TMA is the 600 hectare Jama-Coque Reserve, which is located at the biologically important Tumbes-Choco transition zone of northwest Ecuador where some of the world's driest (i.e. Tropical Dry) and wettest (i.e. Choco) forests meet. Tropical dry forest, semi-deciduous forest, and Choco forests can all be found within a distance of three km of the Jama-Coaque Reserve. TMA's current conservation focus is the establishment of a conservation corridor across these three unique ecosystems, that once complete, will protect over 1,000 hectares of critically threatened forests. The Jama-Coaque Reserve is also home to Ecuador's first international bird observatory (Jama-Coaque Bird Observatory), which acts as an important center of avian research and ornithological training.


Tropical Herping

Tropical Herping is a novel initiative striving to preserve tropical reptiles and amphibians through tourism, photography, research and education.

Tropical Herping's goal is to sow the passion for herps among the greatest number of people. Only then will we have the support needed to address the most urgent conservation challenges threatening our world's reptiles and amphibians.