Mission Breakdown

The coastal rainforest where Whole Forest operates is one of the most endangered forest ecosystems in South America. Over the last 20 years, these forests have been reduced to less than 5% of their former range, largely due to the clearing of forests for the rapid expansion of agriculture. Because of their exceptional diversity of plants, birds, and amphibians, high levels of endemism, and the essential habitat provided for the survival of many threatened and endangered species, Ecuador’s coastal rainforests are one of the top hotspots for global biodiversity. 

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