Help Reforest the Rainforest!
Between 1990 and 2005, Ecuador lost 21.5% of its forest cover (approximately 7.5 MILLION acres) due to
deforestation caused by wood harvesting and clearing primary rain forest for cattle production.
Primary rain forest is considered the most biodiverse habitat in the world, and Ecuador has the highest
biodiversity of birds on the planet.
Given poor economic conditions, lack of work, and simple use of out of date, unsustainable
agricultural and environentally harmful practices, the rate of deforestation in Ecuador is increasing.
In a joint project with the local government and land owners, reforest projects are underway to promote
ecological tourism (an alternative source of income for locals), increase knowledge of ecological friendly farming
practices, protection of watershed areas, and protection of large tracts of land for County Ecological Reserves.
Adopt a Jungle Tree!
For a donation of only $25, adopt a jungle tree! All proceeds go to cultivating and/or purchasing trees
to the area, reforesting key areas including steeps and watershed areas to prevent erosion and water contamination. The
site of the reforestation project (shown in yellow below) is in plain site of San Juan Bosco, so the community can witness
the reforestation as it happens.
Satelite Image of San Juan Bosco, Pan de Az˙car, and the reforestation site.
Site of the reforestation project, in plain view from the community.
You Can Help!
The site of the first phase of reforestation is centered around the community based eco-tourism project the
ascension of Pan de Az˙car. Areas surrounding the trail will be
maintained and new trees planted, providing shade and increased exposure to incredible bird species in the area. Over time,
orchids and bromeliads will return,a further tourist attraction.
On this single protected tree, notice all of the types of life, including moss, plants, orchids, bromeliads, etc.
Towards the top branches you can also see a birds nest. All of this biodiversity is protected with your donation!
For your donation, you will receive:
A digital photo of your tree
GPS coordinates of your tree
A satelite image with the location of your tree marked
Regular updates of the reforestation project underway that your donation will fund
A tag will be placed on your tree, with your name, the date of adoption, and personalilzed dedication,
saying, name, etc.
FOR EVERY TREE ADOPTED, 10 TREES WILL BE PLANTED, LIKE THE ONE SHOWN BELOW
Family Donation Plan, Adopt a tree for the entire family, up to 10 trees for a donation of $100 dollars
Adopt an Acre, for a donation of $1,000 dollars, protect an entire Acre of Primary Jungle!!
Then, come visit your tree!! Come see your tree in its natural habitat, explore what life exists on it, what biodiversity
of insects, plants, and birds utilize your tree to for survival.
DONATE NOW! with PayPal,
send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Donation in Action
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