Creating markets. Restoring forests.
We halt tropical forest deforestation, by converting invasive mono culture Eucalyptus plantations into affordable, stable and legal lumber.
We restore degraded lands to biodiverse native ecosystems, using the income from lumber sales of invasive trees.
Ecuador’s Native Forests Matter
For its size, Ecuador is the most biodiverse country on earth. It holds 8% of all Earth’s amphibian, 5% of reptile and 16% of bird species, but comprises 0.2% of earth’s land area! Unfortunately, most tropical ecosystems are under dire peril, and only 5% of Ecuador’s western forests remain.
To put this into perspective, Ecuador is similar to Arizona; the most biodiverse state of the U.S. Tourists can see 14 species of hummingbirds in Arizona. However, in Ecuador visitors can enjoy 140 species of hummingbirds.
Indeed, for most classes of living organisms, Ecuador is home to more species than all of the United States and Canada.