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Ecuador Earthquake Recovery Fund

On April 16 a massive earthquake struck coastal Ecuador, demolishing buildings, roads, and infrastructure, killing over one hundred people, and leaving thousands homeless. Ceiba's reserve, the Lalo Loor Dry Forest is located close to the epicenter, and the rural communities with whom we work have been gravely affected.

The power of this earthquake, and the scale of damage, make it clear that recovery efforts will be arduous, lengthy, and expensive. Ceiba has established an Earthquake Recovery Fund for affected communities, and to channel the outpouring of support from all those who have a personal connection to Tabuga, Camarones, and coastal Ecuador -- former students and volunteers, researchers, friends, and family.

Donations may be made online through our YouCaring site (click image to right), through your bank, or via mail. We pledge that 100% of donations will be go directly to earthquake recovery efforts on the coast.

 

Forest Conservation Depends on Our Donors!

Protecting habitat requires building fences, hiring park guards, installing informative signage, sending out monitoring teams, and carrying out community outreach. It also involves helping local communities find more sustainable ways of living. That's where your donation goes. Help us protect tropical forests and support community efforts to adopt more sustainable livelihoods. You may give to our general fund, donate specifically to our current campaign, or help sustain one of the ongoing programs below. There are several ways to give.

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Here's How You Can Make A Difference!

  PROTECT RARE DRY FORESTS!
Habitat protection and community education programs are working on Ecuador's coast! (more info)
 

SAVE THE CLOUD FORESTS!
Help us protect high-altitude and high-diversity forests on both slopes of the Andes.
KNOWLEDGE-FOR-NATURE!
Add to our fund for education programs and scholarships in exchange for land protection.

Contribute a Wishlist Item!

Do you have any items around your home or office that you don't need but are in good condition?  Consider donating them, and help Ceiba reduce is project costs!  If you have any of the following items that you wish to donate, contact us!

  • digital projector
  • GPS unit
  • photocopy machine
  • laptop computer
  • binoculars
  • digital cameras
  • construction and hand tools

Thank you for supporting us!

We recognize that there are many worthy organizations in the world asking for your assistance, and we are grateful that you have elected to include the Ceiba Foundation among your priorities.  For your convenience, we offer three ways to contribute to our programs:

One-click Donations Online:online

Now supporting the conservation of tropical nature is easier than ever!   Our new partnership with Network for Good allows you to make a fast, easy, secure donation online!  Just a click of your mouse is all that's needed to save tropical habitat!

Easy Electronic Wire Transfer:transfer

Donations also may be made by transfer of stocks and securities (please contact Ceiba for broker information).  Under US law, securities donated to a nonprofit are exempt from capital gains taxes (please consult your tax advisor for up-to-date information).

Use a Trusty Envelope:mail

Donations may be made in the traditional fashion by sending a check or money order through the mail: 

Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation
301 S. Bedford Street, Suite 7A
Madison, WI 53703
Tel:  (608) 230-5550
Email Ceiba

The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 31-1565636), so of course your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by U.S. federal and state laws.

 






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