Fundación Ñucanchi Yuracuna

Conservation, Education,and
Hope in the Andes of

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    Fundación Ñucanchi Yuracuna's mission is to conserve and propagate native Andean forest, and to help educate Ecuadorians about the importance of retaining and restoring their natural environment. 

    A principal goal of FNY is to help improve the standard of living in five local communities by teaching them how to sustainably use their environment. Our project is three-fold: Conservation, Education, and Hope. 

    Our primary objective is to purchase approximately 400 acres of forest that ranges from about 4,000-4,800 meters. The forest is perched in a valley near the summit of the long dormant volcano Carihuayraso. 

FÑY is working with Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo, a local Ecuadorian University, and the Yale Tropical Resources Institute to research more about the forest and the communities that depend on it for their daily needs.

Check out our first summer entry and our second!

Interested in getting involved?

Thank you to our sponsors:

The Tropical Resources Institute Smolen and Plevy
7th Floor, 8045 Leesburg Pike
Vienna Virginia, 22182
The Recent Graduate Fund at Yale
Alta Montaña


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Fundación Ñucanchi Yuracuna
Conservation, Education, and Hope in the Andes of Ecuador
Date Last Modified: 5/18/99
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