Just a few spots left in the Spring 2014 PDC!

We still have spots available for the 2014 Spring Permaculture Design Course! Running April 6-17, the course is taught by Javier Carrera, from Ecuador’s leading grassroots organic agricultural organization Red de Guardianes de Semillas. Javier has been at the forefront of the permaculture and organic agriculture movement in Ecuador with over a decade of teaching experience

Ocelot Spotted by Intern

Late Summer Intern Julie Steinke spotted an ocelot while out doing fieldwork recently! Her account of the sighting: "September 19, 2013, 3:30 pm: I was walking as silently as possible one afternoon through one of my transects that runs through a creek in a pasture near the reserve, looking for reptiles and amphibians, when I rounded

Intern Profile: Bianca Fierro

Intern Profile: Bianca Fierro, 26, El Paso, TX Bianca received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from UT El Paso, and her Master's in Economics from Università di Bologna in Italy. She joins us at the Jama-Coaque Reserve as an ethnobotany surveyor, interviewing Camarones community members and collecting information on the traditional and

July Newsletter is out!

Our July newsletter is published and waiting for you to read it! Featuring a profile on one of our current interns, plus news from the Jama-Coaque Reserve! Click here to take a look!

Two Species Discoveries at Jama-Coaque Reserve!

We have very exciting news! Former intern David Burkart, who was with us in late summer 2012, has produced evidence of the existence two new frogs at JCR, which have not previously been known to occur in this area. The first, the Ecuadorian Blue Glass Frog (Cochranella mache), is extremely rare and listed as endangered, according to

Winter 2013 Highlights

So what do you do up there? It’s a question we get often enough. This winter our interns were busy, working on a number of projects. Kristine was running around the reserve and neighboring properties, improving the methodology and rigor of our ongoing camera trap project. She also cared for the newest additions to

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