WLT has recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with two new project partners in Ecuador: Pro-Bosque, who administer the Cerro Blanco Protected Forest, near Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, and the Ecominga Foundation, established by botanical expert, Lou Jost, to save areas of prime botanical importance.

The Cerro Blanco forest protects the best remaining Ecuadorian deciduous forests, now reduced to 1% of its former extent; the flagship species is the critically endangered Ecuadorian subspecies of the Great Green Macaw. WLT is working with Pro-Bosque to reconnect and extend the forest area and is funding a tree planting project. WLT is also involved in raising funds for two reserves through the Ecominga Foundation.