Save The Paradise

A foundation to preserve the Chocó rainforest of Mompiche, Ecuador
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The foundation in a nutshell

Creating a natural reserve protected in perpetuity for the most threatened rainforest on earth.

Save the Paradise is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing deforestation of the Chocó rainforest in the Mompiche area. We achieve this by purchasing land and legally designating it as an ecological reserve in perpetuity. Additionally, we have established the CoNeMo network of landowners to create a wildlife corridor by acquiring larger, connected areas. Lastly, we aim to reduce the need for the sale of privately owned land through various social and microeconomic projects.

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What's new

Successful campaign for crucial 5.6 hectares

With your help we raised 18,000 USD, and are about to connect the foundations land to already protected areas

We also prevented that 1,5 hectare of land is being used for a pig-farm. For the Mompiche this means that one of the sources for clean water is save.

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Why we don't sell beans

Despite all the obstacles: Producing Chocolate in Ecuador is an important goal.

One third of the world's cocoa crop is fairly traded and one third of the world's cocoa farmers live below the absolute poverty line. And this has been the case for decades. What would have to change for something to actually change.

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All about ...


Learn about our environmental and social Projects.

Save The Paradise is working on the implementation of several projects in the Mompiche region with ecological, economical and social background to achieve a holistic and sustainable change.

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Who's behind the foundation and what was achieved so far.

The people behind this project make all the difference. Get to know them, get the current status on the individual projects and all the legal information about the foundation.

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On the background of an ongoing crisis.

Ecuador is a rich and a poor country. On the one hand, it is one of the world's top biodiversity hotspots and rich in nature. Economically, however, it has few resources and important exports such as shrimp are partly responsible for the destruction of nature. In Esmeraldas, these contrasts are particularly harsh. Here you can learn more about the background of the ongoing crisis.

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Donations and Contributions

Save The Paradise depends largely on your donation.

Most of our activities depend on receiving regular donations that allow us, above all, to save the jungle from deforestation. In Mompiche, land is always for sale and those who want it for livestock or monoculture plantations always have enough money.

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About the Foundation

Creating a wildlife sanctuary.

Learn about the foundations goals and how much impact you can create with 20 USD.

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Hooray from Chrissy and Stefano

And a thank you!

About the very first patch of land bought with your donations and reforesting efforts.

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Message from our founders

On the very first campaign.

Our reasons, how everything started and what we are trying to achieve.