you for visiting Fundacion Zoobreviven.
Fundacion Zoobreviven is a South American charity based in Ecuador. It
was established in 1997 to protect Ecuador's ecosystems and wildlife.
We manage three reserves in North Western Ecuador, two in the cloud
forest of the Choco Bioregion and one in Esmereldas. We work to
preserve these important environments through wildlife, plant and tree
conservation work, community education, environmental management,
volunteer projects, community ecotourism and scientific research into
the flora and fauna of the region.
Fundacion Zoobreviven's past projects include our Andean Spectacled
Bear reintroduction program and community initiatives to provide
alternative income to people living in the areas surrounding the
reserves. We also run a volunteer program on our Alto Choco reserve
where volunteers can assist with reserve management tasks, such as
reforestation, organic farming, area patrolling, plant and tree
development studies and more recently, coffee farming.
The very serious threats facing the reserves include mining, illegal
logging and hunting of Andean Spectacled bears and rare Mountain
Tapirs. There is an urgent need to both protect the reserves and
educate people about preserving these ecosystems. Fundacion Zoobreviven
is also actively creating programmes of sustainable agriculture and
development of natural resources to aid the local community and the
If you are interested in voluntary work with us, contributing or simply
finding out more please have a look at our site.