Our heartfelt thanks go to all of you who have already donated to the RPF, and we encourage everyone to help us continue our work, by making as generous a donation as you can afford to Rio Pucuno Foundation, TODAY, while you're thinking about it!
Saving Rainforest in Ecuador's Eastern Foothills
There's world-wide understanding and support for conservation of lowland jungle rain forest, and of the much higher elevation cloud forest, but there's little discussion about the need to preserve the area between them, foothill rainforest. The foothills host many species living only at this particular elevation (900-1500 m) as well as representatives from both higher and lower elevations. The elevational gradient on which Wildsumaco rests is part of the reason for our amazing biodiversity and bird count.
Sadly, prime foothill forest continues to be logged, threatening the very existence of many bird and animal species living in it. Donations to help purchase and preserve this foothill forest are greatly needed.
The non-profit Rio Pucuno Foundation (RPF) was established by the owners of Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary S.A. for the express purpose of buying and preserving foothill rainforest in Ecuador before it disappears under the pressure of chainsaws. We're very proud of our private corporate efforts and accomplishments in Sumaco, but realize that any significant expansion of our work will depend on securing additional funding from other sources, and of putting land purchases into a foundation to ensure that the land and forest will be kept in perpetuity.
As a non-profit organization, Rio Pucuno Foundation is able to receive grants and financial contributions for conservation and education, operating separately from our privately-held company. It has been approved by the appropriate government agencies and is fully chartered under the laws of Ecuador.
We're asking everyone who reads this, for assistance in preserving this rich and amazing corner of the world. Send us a check, or contact WLT-US and make a donation, large or small, to Rio Pucuno Foundation - or visit Wildsumaco Lodge. A portion of your daily rate goes to RPF, as do all proceeds from our bar and gift shop.
Because Rio Pucuno Foundation is small, we are personally involved in all aspects of it and the rest of our reserve, so your donation to RPF will give you an unusual opportunity: when you visit Wildsumaco, we can show you precisely the forest that your contribution helped save, you can walk on it and be proud that you are part of the reason that it still exists.
We urge you to become involved, and to help Rio Pucuno Foundation with a donation today!
To contact us about Rio Pucuno Foundation, or to make a direct donation to RPF, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
US citizens' contributions to Rio Pucuno Foundation are now tax-deductiblewhen made through World Land Trust-US. This may be done by sending a check or money order to World Land Trust-US, 25 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. Make your check out to World Land Trust-US, and please indicate both in a cover letter and on the check that you would like your tax-deductible donation to go to Rio Pucuno Foundation, Ecuador.
To donate by credit card, please visit the WLT-US website www.worldlandtrust-us.org and follow the steps, making sure to type Rio Pucuno Foundation in the designation box below the billing information, under "additional information".
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