MEET OUR TEAM
We at Maquipucuna know that the people, above all else, are what makes the country great.
Our amazing team is made up of talented and hardworking community members who have dedicated their careers to ensure the preservation of a unique habitat by creating once in a lifetime experiences for our guests, researchers, and students alike.
From two young visionaries who promised to set aside a small piece of forest for conservation, to young founders of a conservation nonprofit, Rebeca Justicia and Rodrigo Ontaneda have pioneered the way for conservation on continental Ecuador.
Now an internationally recognized NGO, Fundación Maquipucuna, and an award winning ecotourism operation, Maquipucuna Reserve & Ecolodge, the fruits of their labor work in harmony to protect the Chocó Andino Bio Region for years and years to come.