Indigenous Territory Planning

The indigenous territories of Ecuador hold over 15 million acres of ancient rainforest that sit at the critical transition between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin.

Due to the more rugged geography with hills rising to mountains, there are cooler places for many species to reside during the next 1000 interglacial years which are going to be hot. This far western edge of the Amazon offers the best conservation investment in terms of how much biodiversity can be reliably saved.

We are actively in the planning process with the Shuar and Shiwiar peoples and in discussions with the Sapara and Kichwa. The Shuar territory is the most critical for immediate conservation action because there are roads making its natural resources more easily accessible.