Chocó Andean Corridor and Maquipucuna Reserve
With our mission in mind, we reached out to the the International Union for Conservation of Nature (INCU). They funded a participatory study to understand the deforestation risks around the Maquipucuna Reserve and to help our neighboring communities practice sustainablily productive activities to reduce their need to cut the forest.
The first ecolodge in Maquipucuna was dubbed 'MaquiHilton' and was constructed 1989. Through several improvments and rennovations it was finished in 2003. This served as the base camp for numerous scientists and is one of the main employers for people in the community of Santa Marianita.