Tree Monkey Project/ Ecuador

Your donation to the nonprofit organization Tree Monkey Project will help bring modern tree climbing training and equipment to indigenous peoples and nonprofit organizations in threatened rainforests around the world.

 Thanks to your support, disadvantaged people will be able to harvest rainforest canopy products without harming trees, and nonprofit organizations working to protect trees and wildlife will have better access to forest canopies for research, monitoring and action.
 The Tree Monkey Project expedition will be to Ecuador in November, where we will train native Kichwa and Secoya tribes living in the Amazon basin how to use modern tree-climbing skills and equipment to harvest fruit and guayusa tea leaves without chopping down large branches and sometimes entire trees.

This allows them to avoid bees, ants, sap, snakes and damage to sensitive plants, while developing sustainable harvest methods, which will lead to long-term, sustainable financial independence and help protect the jungle while they harvest products for our use in the United States. 

This project will allow Tree Monkey Project to send instructors and assistants into the jungle to train 20 Ecuadorean Kichwa and Secoya natives on safe techniques to access some of the world’s most biologically diverse rainforest canopies.

In addition to the skills training, Tree Monkey Project will donate the necessary ropes, harnesses and other equipment, so they can continue to harvest sustainability. We plan to return within a year to follow up on training in order to ensure safety and sustainable practices.

Our ultimate goal is to empower people to create sustainable relationships between rainforest communities and the habitats and wildlife where they live.

Learn more about our introduction to the Secoya and Kichwa tribes in Ecuador here.

Learn more about the Tree Monkey Project at .

Above is a photo montage of the instruction from this last March with the Mamallacta's.

Tre Monkey Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, sponsored by MarinLink.
All Donations are Tax deductable. 
Tax ID# 20-0879422

Thank you for your generous support!

James (Captain Monkey)


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James R Reed 
San Rafael, CA
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