Equadorian biological reserve proposal, need help

Eric Peterson Ickster at freeport.uwasa.fi
Fri Feb 25 00:02:24 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 received!



   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


   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


   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


   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 America

   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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