CHAGRAS FOR CONSERVATION

Since 2015, the Foundation maintains a close relationship with the Community of Chagras from Pintag (Chagra is the local name for the cowboys of the Andes).

ASSOCIATION

This relationship began after the establishment of the Antisanilla Reserve. The chagras collaborate actively with the conservation activities carried out in the reserve and are very interested in participating in the activities of restoration of habitats and water sources that are carried out in Antisanilla. The community carries out these activities through "mingas" or voluntary work. On the other hand, the Chagras also collaborate actively in the maintenance of a herd of cattle that is kept in the reserve and serves as a source of food for the Andean Condor. In this way, the chagras can maintain their culture as cowboys. The foundation also promotes ecotourism initiatives with the Community of Chagras de Pintag, allowing them to go horseback riding inside the reserve and to act as local guides. It is worth mentioning that this community also participates actively in workshops, environmental education activities and awareness about the importance of the conservation of the páramo and the Andean Condor.

COMMUNITY OF LAS TUNAS AND JOCOTOCO WORK JOINTLY FOR CONSERVATION

Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco works very closely with the ancestral community of Las Tunas, protecting the tropical dry forest of the area and the Esmeraldas Woodstar hummingbird (Chaetocercus berlepschi), an endangered species.

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CONSERVATION OF ESMERALDAS WOODSTAR - RESERVE AYAMPE

COMMUNITY OF LAS TUNAS AND JOCOTOCO WORK JOINTLY FOR CONSERVATION

Jocotoco Foundation works very closely with the ancestral community of Las Tunas, protecting their for the benefit of the dry forest of the area and the Estrellita Esmeraldeña hummingbird (Chaetocercus berlepschi), an endangered species.

CONSERVATION OF ESTRELLITA ESMERALDEÑA - RESERVE AYAMPE

Conservation Foundation Jocotoco works very closely with the Ancestral Community of Las Tunas, located in the province of Manabí, 18 km south of Puerto López. The community forest is one of the last remnants of dry forest in the region, where the Estrellita Esmeraldeña hummingbird (Chaetocercus berlepschi), a species categorized as endangered by the IUCN, has been registered.

Jocotoco has been working with the community since 2011, when a formal agreement was signed between the community of Las Tunas and the foundation with the aim of joining forces and working together to conserve this hummingbird. Since then, Jocotoco actively participates and supports several conservation programs carried out by local members of the community, such as habitat restoration, through which nearly 10,000 native trees have been planted in various areas of community land, especially Pechiche (Vitex gigantea). , species used by the Esmeralda Estrellita. At present, several environmental education activities are also carried out with children and adults, and the foundation supports waste collection and recycling initiatives through the following projects: "Children of the Sea in Action" and "Women for Conservation" .

Since 2014, the Jocotoco Foundation supports and participates in the organization of the "Festival del Pechiche" that takes place with the participation of members of the community of Las Tunas. The objective of the festival is to raise awareness among the population about the importance of the conservation of the dry forest and its species, especially the Pechiche and the Esmeralda Estrellita. During the festival, participants offer traditional jams and marmalades made with Pechiche fruit, and they also promote and sell their crafts made with recycled materials.

WORKSHOPS ON THE CONSERVATION OF GREAT GREEN MACAW

For the reintroduction and release of the Great Green Macaw, a series of workshops have been held in more than 26 communities of the Chongón Colonche Mountain Range. The objective is to raise awareness among children, youth and adults about the importance of caring for this bird and maintaining its habitat in adequate conditions to preserve its life.

These workshops are held in the schools of each community, working with children from 5 to 13 years old with a storybook called "Ara the Macaw", for young people, and with adults we work with videos and flyers as support material.

List of socialized communities

Las Tunas Cascol-Manabí

Las Mercedes

Casas Viejas

Río Chino Valdivia

El Suspiro

La Gualán

El Pital Ayampe

Sinchal

Guanchinchal

Río Plátano Salango

Puerto Rico

Barcelona

Pedro Pablo Gómez Matapalo

Agua Blanca

Olón

Las Delicias Las Piñas

La Colombia

Gualea
BEAR ROAD IN YANACOCHA

The Yanacocha reserve is working on an educational program for children between 6 to 12 years called "In Search of the Spectacled Bear", this program has two textbooks produced by the foundation.

The first is a guide for teachers that consists of two parts: the first is a theoretical introduction, which serves as an explanation for both children and teachers about the importance of the conservation of the Spectacled Bear and its ecosystem, and the second is a practical guide to conduct playful learning activities.

The second text is a didactic booklet for children, in which they are turned into detectives, and we present information about the Spectacled Bear such as: location, important data, curious data, where he lives, where he feeds, where he sleeps.

The teacher's role in these activity is important since he or she fulfills the role of information facilitator.

THE MEETING BETWEEN COFFEE AND BIRDS

Thanks to the support of ABC (American Bird Conservancy) and NMBCA (Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act), the "Southern Wings" project was launched, which aims to protect and provide and protect additional wintering habitat for key species of migratory birds.