Ecuador cultural and ecological projects
Pintores de Tigua: Indigenous Artists of Ecuador - paintings by indigenous artists of Tigua, Ecuador from a catalog written by Jean Colvin and Alfredo Toaquiza for exhibitions at the OAS and University of California Hearst Museum.
Cultures of the Andes - Quechuan-language lessons, music, songs, poems, stories, and resources.
Indigenous Peoples in Ecuador
Saraguro - information about indigenous Andean Saraguro people of South highland Ecuador and the region.
Andean Health & Development - SALUDESA - A not for profit organization working to build self-sustaining primary healthcare systems in rural Ecuador and Latin America.
Ecuadorian Red Cross - Health care, blood drives, and community projects since 1910.
Health Care for the Children of Ecuador - Covering nutrition, prevention, and sex education.
Jatun Sacha Foundation - owns and manages three biological field stations and through these promotes biological conservation, research, education, community extension, and ecotourism in Ecuador.
The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands - Information about the Foundation, a scientific research organization.
Galapagos.org - The Charles Darwin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting conservation, education, and scientific research. Discover publications, FAQ, contacts and membership details.
Conservation and Research in Ecuador - Information about the Omere Wiki Foundation, the El Chaco Forest Regeneration Project and photographs of frogs.
El Pahuma Orchid Reserve - A cloud forest reserve located one hour from Quito, field courses, projects and contact information.
Los Cedros Biological Reserve - Information about volunteering, visiting and doing research at a non-profit biological reserve in the cloud forest of Andean mountains.
Maquipucuna Reserve - The Maquipucuna Reserve is at the core of the Choco-Andean Conservation Corridor. Close to 400 species of birds can be observed. Lodging & other travel details are described.
World Twitch: Ecuador - Links to information on the proposed OCP pipeline, financed by Chase, Citibank and Deutsche Bank, which would bisect and destroy critical Andean cloud forest habitat in Ecuador.
Funedesin - foundation for integrated education and development to find sustainable solutions for the struggle between rainforest preservation and the realities of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin.
Cyberquechua - This site contains a wealth of information on the Quechua language and culture in general.
Ecuador Human Rights News - In-depth features, links, action alerts, news digest on americas.org, the human rights news portal focused on the American Hemisphere.
Ecuador's Heaven for Children - Foundation for providing medical attention, including surgery, and basic necessities such as food and clothing for poorest children and families.
Fundacion Brethren y Unida (FBU) - Rural environment and agro-forestry projects in Ecuador for international volunteers. Information on programs and activities. (Spanish and English)
Fundacion para los Indios del Ecuador - Supports the indians of Ecuador with clearly defined projects that rely on the direct participation of indian organizations, church groups, and government agencies.
Global Volunteers Ecuador - Volunteers are needed to work with children of immense need in Ecuador. Global Volunteers is a private, nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Hermano Miguel Foundation - An independent, non-governmental, non profit organization dedicated to assisting and supporting the development of individuals with disabilities of all ages, providing social and medical services in its Integral Assistance Center for People with disabilities (CAID).
HRW - Labor rights abuses on banana plantations.
Indigenous peoples in Ecuador on Abya Yala Net - Indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Includes Amazon, people, pueblo people, organizations, movements, and other links.
Milagro de Mindo - A non profit organization which works with an orphanage in Mindo, Ecuador.
Otavalos Online - Local news, information, events, forums, opinion of the runas(indigenous people) and eveything related to Otavalo in Ecuador.
Recoka - Network of indigenous kichwa communities in the Amazon, a non-governmental organization, dedicated to develop projects for development, education, nature protection and conservation, and resistance against the oil exploration.
Sarayacu - Indigenous Kichwa community of Pastaza province, Amazonian region of Ecuador. About their music, pottery, tourism, wildlife management, and how to help them in their struggle against the petrol companies.
Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) - A nonpartisan human rights and environmental advocacy group representing the indigenous peoples of Ecuador. Site in Spanish, English, French, and Quechua, gives current projects and alerts as well as related links.