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Conserving and Restoring Forest Ecosystems

Cambugán Foundation seeks to conserve and restore forest ecosystems.  Through scientific research and community work, we aim to build sustainable development models that combine the preservation of natural environment and a decent life of the communities connected with it.

About the Cambugan Watershed

About the Cambugán Watershed

The watershed of the Cambugán River is located in the western Andean mountain range, about 50 km north of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, and just 15 km north of the equator. The area belongs to the municipality of San José de Minas.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Our multi-level approach to rainforest conservation includes education, research, promoting local communities and making land purchases. In 2000, the Foundation purchased its first areas of land inside the Watershed through donations from its members.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

The organization is open to receiving new members from any country who share our passion for forest restoration and sustainable community development. We are also happy to talk to you about local Ecuador volunteering opportunities or other ways to get involved.

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Updates from the Cloudforest

Cambugán Foundation wins Environmental Distinction in the 2016 “Sustainable Quito” contest.

The Municipality of Quito organized the “Sustainable Quito” contest to publicly distinguish organizations showcasing the best environmental practices in a city seeking to reduce its environmental footprint. Cambugán Foundation participated in this contest with our Píntag Project called “Farm Agroecológica […]

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New Tesoro Escondido Partnership

Cambugan Foundation has been working with Mika Peck from Sussex University to protect a critical habitat for the brown-headed spider monkey in the Tesoro Escondido area in Ecuador.  We are pleased to announce a partnership with Rainforest Trust and the […]

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Spectacled Bear juveniles caught on camera in Cambugán

The sight of these bears gives hope to the recovery of the Cambugán Forest.  This photos was taken in early April with a camera trap installed in the forest.    

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