Initiative

Centro Jambatu of Fundación Otonga, Muchmore Design, and Tropical Herping are collaborating to conserve the biodiversity of the Ecuadorian Chocó. Fundacion Otonga has already taken the first step, establishing a small reserve in a very special location of the Chocó. This small piece of land hosts many threatened amphibian species and needs to be better protected.

Our goal is to purchase adjacent land located next to Otokiki Reserve. This land purchase would reduce edge effects and secure habitat for the unique and fragile amphibian populations.

Why the Chocó

The Chocó is a biodiversity hotspot and 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, 500 species of birds and 130 species of amphibians. Many are endemic to the Chocó region, meaning they are not found anywhere else on earth.

Action

Click the donate button below to access our crowdfunding page. We will also be holding a couple of fundraising events.

The funds raised will purchase land, fencing, and pay for taxes, legal fees, and salaries for employees for three years.

We need your help to secure the future of this unique forest for future generations. We appreciate your support.