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We are a nonprofit foundation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation’s core purpose is creating the legal support for protecting the endangered tropical rainforest in Ecuador from becoming an agricultural, industrial, or commercial property and helping to transform it into a wildlife sanctuary.
Our long-term goal is to create a wildlife sanctuary legally protected by the constitution of Ecuador. We aim to work together with many other corporations having the same ideologies. We aim to work together with the Ecuador government for local support.
Save the Paradise is created by a team of big hearts of animal and nature lovers. While shooting a movie in Ecuador we fell in love with the country and specifically with the beautiful town Mompiche. We became mesmerized with this paradise and realised that we have to do something right now to protect the biodiversity that still exists here.
This area is known as Corredor de Conservación Choco-Magdalena or the CCCM, a strategic ecosystem for the entire planet.
This paradise houses an extraordinary array of birds, mammals, and reptiles, as well as an amazing diversity of vegetation. The CCCM area is a convergence zone of two “hotspots”; Tropical Andes and Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena.
It hosts a high diversity and great endemism of vascular plants (9,000 species), birds (830 species, 10.2% are endemic), mammals (235 species, 25.5% are endemic), and amphibians (350 species, 60% are endemic), among many others. Together we have realised the importance of this forest for our planet, and the necessity of keeping it safe and alive.
Through several phases, Save the Paradise foundation seeks to acquire land in the rain forest of Mompiche-Ecuador and protect it from deforestation. The intention is to bring back the delicate balance to these ecosystems that house an impressive amount of flora and fauna.
The first phase of the project includes the acquisition of 22 hectares (220,000 m2). This area will be designated as a natural reserve in addition to 15,000m2 the foundation is already protecting. The project includes the construction of two observation eco-huts and an ecological community center. The observation huts will provide a space to host biologists, entomologists, ornithologists, herpetologists, biology students, and volunteers. The ecological center will host important educational workshops and courses for the community in order to teach them about the environment. A key aspect of these workshops will concentrate on teaching better practices for sustainable income.
The land will be bought on the foundation’s name and legally designated as an ecological reserve in perpetuity; this secures it from any kind of commercial, agricultural or industrial use. Allowing it to regenerate and rebuild.
With your continued help, the next step will acquire the surrounding 30 hectares.
In order to succeed in the first phase, we need to raise $100,000. This amount will cover the acquisition and protection of 22 hectares; the construction of the observation huts, and the ecological center.
In order to succeed in the first phase, we need to raise $100,000USD. This amount will cover the acquisition and protection of 22 hectares; the construction of the observation huts, and the ecological center.
The observation huts and the community center will be built using sustainable methods and materials to encourage positive practices.
The acquisition of the land will be marked and posted on Google maps images for all of our contributors.
The process of acquisition will be posted on our newsfeed page constantly.
All contributors will have access to legal documentation on our newsfeed page
We are thankful that you contribute to Save the Paradise. As a thank you gift all contributors receive a reward.
10 dollar or more
All the names of the donors will be place on our wall of heroes.
100 dollar or more
We will reforest a tree by your name and will put a name plate next to the three.
500 dollar or more
Lodgement in Mompiche for 1 person (1 night / 2 days. This includes a jungle or mangrove tour with a local guide
1000 dollar or more
Lodgement in Mompiche for 1 person (3 nights / 4 days). This includes a jungle or mangrove tour with a local guide.
Lodgement in Mompiche for 2 persons (4 nights / 5 days). This includes food, a jungle and mangrove tour with a local guide and a surf class with a local teacher.
10.000 dollar or more
Lodgement in Mompiche for 2 persons (5 nights / 6 days). This includes food, transfer from Quito to Mompiche, jungle and mangrove tour with a local guide, a surf and yoga class with a local teacher.
This is the first phase of a large project that seeks to protect as much tropical forest as possible.
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