FCAT (Fundación para la Conservación de los Andes Tropicales)

Restoring vanishing forests and conserving endangered species with local Ecuadorian communities

We focus on the Tropical Andes because they are among the most diverse and threatened habitats on Earth: protection and restoration of habitat here has a disproportionately large impact on biodiversity.

Our field station and reserve provide a living laboratory where researchers, students, volunteers and local residents all directly contribute to discovery and conservation.

FCAT’s income diversification, education, and capacity building initiatives ensure local communities directly benefit from conservation of biodiversity.