Our Work

As recently as one hundred years ago, the coastal lowlands of Ecuador were dominated by the Pacific Equatorial Forest. Today it is estimated that only 2% still remains; it is among the most threatened tropical forests in the world. One of the last major remnants is isolated along a 12-km stretch of mountains that run parallel to the coast at 0° latitude. TMA established the Jama-Coaque Reserve in 2007 to protect the core of this forest. Over the course of the last seven years, TMA has expanded the Reserve to a size of 1,309 acres (530 hectares).

Our preservation activities consist of four major project areas: Conservation, Agroecology, Restoration, and Community Outreach. Click on the following links to learn more about each of these components.