The Ecuadorian-run Golondrinas Foundation, located in the western spurs of the Andes, is one of the most successful grassroots conservation projects in Ecuador.
The Project has been successful primarily because it incorporates the participation of local farmers. The project's goal is to conserve a unique forest ecosystem while improving the standard of living
for the people who reside in the region, through the introduction of adequate agriculture techniques.
Maria Eliza Manteca
the Foundation's inspiring president
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