Purchase & Protection Fund

We stop deforestation in its tracks and reverse the damage by transforming the economics of land use. Sustainably and cost-effectively.

Sponsor An Acre & Help Expand the Reserve

TMA’s Purchase & Protection Fund is one of the best ways to stop the loss of biodiversity and keep this planet alive.

With just 2% of its original cover remaining, the Pacific Forest is one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. Yet, what remains of the Pacific Forest is vibrant with life and can be saved with urgent action, and what’s been lost can be restored.

On average, it only costs $700 to purchase an acre of rainforest in the Jama-Coaque Reserve, and another $125 to manage it annually. Given the biological value of tropical rainforest, purchasing and protecting land in Ecuador provides at least 5 times the impact than conservation work in North America.

By donating to TMA’s Purchase & Protection Fund, you are literally saving species from extinction, protecting our most powerful tool again global climate change, and preserving a planetary treasure for future generations.

Land Purchase History

Before (2007) and After (2023) comparison of the size of the Jama-Coaque Reserve

Since our founding in 2007, we have made 25 individual property purchases to expand the area protected in the Jama-Coaque Reserve. This effort wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our international network of supporters, donors, and partners.

What began as a small 100-acre isolated patch forest in 2007, has since turned into a 2,530-acre protected area in the core of the Pacific Forest. Today, the Jama-Coaque Reserve represents the most important private protected area on the coast of Ecuador.

With your continued support, the Jama-Coaque Reserve will continue growing through strategic land purchases and act as a model for other conservation efforts in the region.

Saving Species

The species found in the Pacific Forest have lost 98% of their native habitat over the past 100 years. Species like the Ecuadorian Capuchin monkey, listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN RedList, stand on the precipice of extinction due to the widespread loss of their habitat. Their survival is entirely  dependent on our ongoing conservation efforts in the Jama-Coaque Reserve and the greater Capuchin Corridor.

With the price of land continuing to increase, and more land being developed by coastal real estate projects in the region, the time to act is now. Take action today and help us expand our conservation efforts by sponsoring an acre in our Purchase and Protection Fund.