Your donations have built this rainforest preserve and are funding the reforestation project that surrounds it. Together we are protecting and restoring the most endangered rainforest on earth. You can choose how to help through the options below.
- All online donations are secure and processed by Paypal.
- Creating an account allows recurring donors to review, edit, or cancel their automatic donations at any point via the Donor Dashboard.
- Third Millennium Alliance is a registered 501(c)3 in the United States. All donations to TMA by U.S. citizens are tax-deductible.
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Recurring donors who have programmed donations can review, edit, cancel their donations at the Donor Dashboard link below.
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Third Millennium Alliance
36900 Bodily Ave.
Fremont, CA 94536
Sponsors who want to make make donations larger than $10,000 should contact our Executive Director directly.
Most Popular Questions
Is the Jama-Coaque Reserve open to Researchers/ Scientists/ Student Groups?
Yes, the Jama-Coaque Reserve is open to researchers and student groups looking to carry out independent research or educational activities. The Bamboo House research and education center offers complete amenities and facilities for those visiting the Reserve, including: 26 beds, 2 dry compost toilets, 2 showers, kitchen, classroom, electricity, and internet.
Those interested in carrying out independent research or educational activities in the Reserve can contact us to learn more about the facilities and associated fees. Contact us here: email@example.com (please also CC: firstname.lastname@example.org).
How do you pronounce “Jama-Coaque”?
You can download a recording of the proper pronunciation here.
The letter “J” in Spanish is pronounced like an “H” in English—that’s the key. So “Jama” is pronounced like “Hama.”
“Coaque” is more straightforward. It’s pronounced like “Koh-Ah-Kay.”
Altogether: “Hama Ko-Ah-Kay”
What are the leading causes of deforestation in coastal Ecuador?
Historically, cattle ranching is the leading cause of deforestation in coastal Ecuador, followed by slash-and-burn agriculture, mostly for corn cultivation. Monoculture plantations of palm oil trees and teak trees also play a significant role. Along the shoreline, mangrove forests have been cleared to make way for shrimp farms.
In general terms, the driver of deforestation in coastal Ecuador and throughout tropical Latin America is unsustainable agricultural expansion, which is primarily driven by the demand for meat and dairy. Cattle ranching, alone, causes 71% of deforestation in South America. In coastal Ecuador in particular, cattle are primarily raised to produce beef.
How much does it cost to plant a tree?
The actual planting of a tree doesn’t cost much—but that, on its own, doesn’t really solve the problem. In our estimation, the actual planting of a tree represents maybe 2% of the overall work required to raise a tree to maturity. So the real question is: how much does it cost to raise a tree to maturity?
Our Community Reforestation Program costs $3,025, over a five-year period, to plant and raise over 300 trees in one acre of land (750 trees per hectare). If we divide the overall cost by the total number of trees, it comes out to about $10 per tree. Our overall survival rates typically exceed 90%, which includes a policy of replacing all trees that don’t survive the first five years.
How do we monitor the land to ensure that it is actually being reforested?
We monitor every single reforestation parcel three times per year using four overlapping methods, to ensure that nothing goes unnoticed.
- In-person site visits
- A state-of-the-art digital technology platform called FARM-TRACE
- High-resolution satellite images
- Aerial drone photographs of each parcel
We analyze and archive the satellite and aerial imagery for every single parcel. We also share these images with the people who sponsored the reforestation of that particular parcel. This is how sponsors can literally watch these forests grow over time.