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The Chocó Rainforest Protection Project

"Touch The Jungle"

Playa de Oro Reserva de Tigrillos
Playa de Oro is a Rainforest Conservation Program located in Ecuador. The local people operate an eco-tourism program to protect their alloted 25,000 acres of pristine rainforest. This allows them to make a sustainable income while maintaining the rainforest without the need for selling out to big mining or timbering companies. This area is also the only Margay preserve on Earth, and boasts many other threatened and endangered species. Ocelots, jaguars, tropical birds, monkeys, etc.

This program is managed by volunteers in the USA and Canada who work as guides and project developers. You can explore there for 10 days very inexpensively and have a true rainforest adventure. 100% of the tour fees go to support the local sustainable ecotourism program.

National Wildlife Humane Society is a participating supporter of Touch The Jungle. Tracy Wilson, the Project Director for Touch The Jungle, is on the NWHS Wildlife Advisory Council.

Below is a video to see what it looks like there. Of course, no photos can truly capture the real beauty of this tropical environment. The Touch The Jungle program has now been expanded to an area in Ecuador called Intag, which is preserving 25,000 more acres of true pristine equatorial rainforest!


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Visit The Touch The Jungle Website
Click the above link and view the Touch The Jungle website and view tour schedules and more info. A trip to this area will provide you with memories for a lifetime and help conserve Ecuadorian rainforest and the local inhabitants who are chartered to preserve their 25,000 acre tract.
PermaLink to NWHS News Article - The History of This Project

Would You Like To Help Save Real Rainforest?
While others just talk about saving rainforest, "Touch The Jungle" is doing it!

To lend your financial support by check or money order, please send Donations to:
Earthways Foundation
20178 Rockport Way
Malibu, CA 90265
(Please clearly indicate your donation is For the "Touch The Jungle" project)

Touch The Jungle is a Earthways sponsored project, which is a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit, and 100% of donations go directly to the project at the community level. Earthways covers all overhead and administrative costs. Donations made directly to Earthways will result in a tax deductible receipt to each donor from Earthways.

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If you prefer to use PayPal or a major credit card, you may do so through NWHS.
Your donation will be earmarked for Touch The Jungle through a special account:
touchthejungle@humanewildlife.org



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If using a credit card through PayPal for a One Time Donation,
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If using a credit card for a Subscription Donation you WILL be asked
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When making a direct or credit card donation through PayPal,
you will receive an e-receipt from NWHS.
NWHS is a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit, and 100% of "Touch The Jungle" donations
(less PayPal charges) are forwarded to Earthways for "Touch The Jungle".

View Playa de Oro August 2009 Tour Report (NWHS News Report)

View Playa de Oro Feb. 2009 Tour Report ( MS Word Document )

View Playa de Oro Nov. 2008 Tour Report ( MS Word Document )

View Playa de Oro 2008 Annual Report ( MS Word Document )