Protecting & Restoring The Most Endangered Rainforest On Earth

Saving Species, Storing Carbon & Improving Livelihoods in Ecuador

It’s Time to Get to Work

Mass Extinction

30% of all plant and animal species are on the brink of extinction.

Climate Change

Scientists warn that CO2 levels are on course to trigger catastrophic and irreversible changes by 2040.

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Deforestation

50% of the earth’s rainforests have disappeared in the last 50 years.

What We Do

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Protect

TMA protects the last remnants of the Pacific Forest of Ecuador by building and connecting nature preserves.

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Reforest

We provide local farmers with start-up capital and financial incentives to convert deforested land into regenerative forests.

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Manage

TMA combines state-of-the-art technology with on-the-ground fieldwork to verify performance and achieve results.

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blank blank blank Ecuador blank Where We Work Approximately 98% of Ecuador’s coastal forest has already been lost. It is one of the most endangered tropical ecosystems on earth. The Jama-Coaque Reserve (JCR) protects one of the last major remnants of rainforest and cloud forest in this critically-threatened region. JCR is located in the heart of the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena Biodiversity hotspot, about 10 km south of the equator line and 5 km inland from the Pacific Ocean. blank blank Jama-Coaque Reserve Repeat blank blank blank Ecuador blank Where We Work Approximately 98% of Ecuador’s coastal forest has already been lost. It is one of the most endangered tropical ecosystems on earth. The Jama-Coaque Reserve (JCR) protects one of the last major remnants of rainforest and cloud forest in this critically-threatened region. JCR is located in the heart of the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena Biodiversity hotspot, about 10 km south of the equator line and 5 km inland from the Pacific Ocean. blank blank Jama-Coaque Reserve Repeat

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Our Partners

Support TMA & Visit the Reserve

We welcome supporters to visit JCR and stay at the Bamboo House for an off-the-grid rainforest experience just a few kilometers from the beach.

Ways to give

Sponsor Reserve Expansion
Sponsor Reforestation
Carbon
Offset
Corporate Partnership
Major & Planned Gifts
Sponsor Reserve Expansion
Sponsor Reforestation
Carbon
Offset
Corporate Partnership
Major & Planned Gifts

Blog

Finca property before reforestationBlogReforestation
June 15, 2024

Judo Principles of Tropical Reforestation

9 lessons learned from reforesting 427 acres in Ecuador
Key lessons learned from ten different reforestation projects over the course of 15 years in Ecuador.
Interior of 12-year reforestation plotBlogReforestation
June 14, 2024

Brief Summary of Reforestation Methodologies by TMA

Over 427 acres reforested thus far
TMA has restored 427 acres of forest in coastal Ecuador since 2008. Along the way, we've had the opportunity to experiment with more then ten different reforestation methodologies. Here's a…
Pile of Nacional cacao podsBlogReforestation
September 28, 2023

Catalogue of Cacao Cultivars in the Jama-Coaque Reserve

A showcase of Nacional cacao genetics in Ecuador
A survey of the genetic profiles of cacao trees grown by TMA in 9 different experimental cacao plots in the Jama-Coaque Reserve in coastal Ecuador--ranging from 100% pure Ancient Nacional…

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