All of Third Millennium Alliance’s conservation and decision-making activities are informed by scientific knowledge and on-the-ground research. Over the past 10 years Third Millennium Alliance, along with partner organizations, graduate students, and visiting researchers, has carried out Tropical Ecology research across a variety of topics. An example of research that has been carried out in the Jama-Coaque Reserve to date includes: primate demography for two threatened species of monkey, herpetofauna diversity surveys, new species descriptions, bird surveys, camera trapping for small mammals, Mycology censuses, insect surveys, water quality, and micro-climate trends. Third Millennium Alliance is dedicated to expanding the quality and scope of ecological studies in the Jama-Coaque Reserve over the coming years with assistance from partner researchers and organizations.
“Due to this region’s species diversity and high endemism, it is of considerable scientific interest. With the increased and rapid destruction of habitats, we rank the Ecuadorian coastal wet forest as one of the world’s areas most in need of research and protection.” – N. Myers, The Environmentalist, 1988