Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   46 reviews


301 S. Bedford St., Suite 7A Madison WI 53703 USA


Tropical habitats contain 50% of the world's biodiversity, yet are threatened by accelerating rates of deforestation. Most of the remaining unprotected lands are privately held, and new means are needed to conserve these forests. Ceiba works to protect habitat and the biodiversity found there through by implementing legal conservation agreements with landowners, providing public education about the value of wild nature, conducting research on the relationship between humans and the land, and encouraging sustainable economic activities that improve livelihoods while safeguarding biodiversity.

Target demographics:

local communities protect forests and create sustainable livelihoods

Geographic areas served:

Ecuador, South America


- Jama Conservation Corridor - Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve and biological station - El Pahuma Orchid reserve - Tropical Ecosystems: Andes to Amazon summer field course - Tropical Conservation Semester: Galapagos, Andes and Amazon study abroad program

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

CEIBA has been instrumental in helping build conservation capacity in Ecuador. Through their work with local reserves, they have boosted ecotourism and ensured conservation "paid for itself." The Principals are great tropical ecologists with a passion for conservation. I am now a donor and believe it is the most efficient way to support tropical forest conservation efforts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Ecuador, where I visited their reserves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...


What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

visiting rural ecological reserves.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create the largest dry forest reserve on the western slopes of South America.

Ways to make it better...

there were fewer mosquitoes.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of adequate funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is my favorite conservation organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

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