Jama-Coaque Reserve

Country: Ecuador (Coordinates: -0.106806 , -80.117833) Status: Proposed VCA
Ecoregion: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests Size: 411 Hectares

The Jama-Coaque Reserve is owned and managed by the non-profit organization Third Millennium Alliance/ Grupo Ecológico Jama-Coaque, in partnership with the local community of Camarones. Third Millennium Alliance is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization in the United States and functions under the name Grupo Ecológico Jama-Coaque as a non-profit foundation in Ecuador.

The mission of Third Millennium Alliance/ Grupo Ecológico Jama-Coaque is to preserve the last remnants of Ecuador’s coastal Pacific Forest and to empower local communities to restore what has been lost. We envision a culture in which local communities recognize both the practical and intrinsic benefits of forest stewardship and manage the land accordingly, creating both economic and environmental sustainability in the region. This holistic approach ensures the wellbeing of local peoples as well as well as the long-term success of our conservation objectives.

Conservation Action

The Jama-Coaque Reserve is seeking financial support to develop and implement its Conservation Management Plan and be registered on the VCA Registry. The Reserve aims to use VCA registration to enhance the global visibility, expand its advocacy work, increase local participation, and fund scientific research in addition to addressing deforestation and illegal poaching threats.

Support from organizations and individuals is most welcome. Please contact the VCA office at the email below to explore opportunities to help the Jama-Coaque Reserve implement its conservation management plan.

  • View of premontane cloud forest within the Jama-Coaque Reserve
  • Base of large a Ficus tree
  • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)