Equadorian biological reserve proposal, need help.

PETERSONE at AXE.HUMBOLDT.EDU PETERSONE at AXE.HUMBOLDT.EDU
Tue Mar 1 01:13:07 EST 1994


Nearly all of western Equador's rain forests have been deforested.  One 
pristine, virgin rainforest remains but is in danger of being logged.  Some
of the landholders are looking to sell their land soon.  If Fundacion
Jatun Sacha cannot buy it by April of this year, they will go to the logging
companies.  About 1/3 of the money has been raised so far.  Please read the 
following information and consider a donation; every dollar will help. 
Send it soon, as it may take a month for the mail to be recei
ved!

JATUN SACHA BILSA BIOLOGICAL RESERVE PROPOSAL

Authors:
   Dr. Michael McColm, U.C. Davis and Fundacion Jatun Sacha
   Dr. David Neill, Missouri Botanical Garden and Fundacion Jatun Sacha
   Rachel A. Werling, United States Peace Corps
   Michael Bolton, Fundacion Jatun Sacha

Proposal:
   Purchase of 800 hectares (2000 acres) of coastal rainforest land
   Management of the property as a protected biological reserve
   Future development of:
     Scientific research beginning with census
 and monitoring projects
     Agroforestry programs in sustainable agriculture and reforestation
     Environmental education programs for the local community
     Construction of facilities for a field station and agroforestry nursery

Location:
   Wet forest at 600 meters (2000 feet) elevation in the Mache Mountains
   of northwestern Ecuador at 0deg 30min latitude, 79deg 45min longitude

Management agency:
   Fundacion Jatun Sacha

Budget:
   Estimated cost of land acquisition (2000 acres @ 
$60 per acre)..$120,000
   Initial development costs (personnel, supplies, transportation)..$12,000
                                                                   --------
     Total for 1994-1995...........................................$132,000

Make tax-deductible donations to (U.S. dollars welcome):
   Fundacion Jatun Sacha
   memo:  Bilsa Biological Reserve Project

Send to:
   Fundacion Jatun Sacha
   Bilsa Biological Reserve Project
   Casilla 17-12-867
   Quito, Equador
   South A
merica

   Attention: Michael McColm and Rachel Werling

For more information, contact:
   Dr. Dennis Walker, Department of Biological Sciences, HSU, (707) 826-3650
     or E-mail via Eric Peterson: petersone at axe.humboldt.edu




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