The Maquipucuna Reserve is a 4,500-hectare privately owned and managed
nature reserve, surrounded by 14,000 hectares of protected forest,
in the Choco-Andean cloud forest. The UGA Institute of Ecology works closely
with the Maquipucuna Foundation on research and conservation.
The Omora Foundation and Ethnobotanical Park is a Chilean non-governmental
organization (NGO) established in 2000 to promote biocultural conservation
in the Cape Horn region of Chile by way of research and education. It
first established a connection with the University of Georgia through
the Network of Latin American Ethnobotanical Sisters Gardens, coordinated
by UGA's Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies in 2001. Since
then it has begun to work with the Institute of Ecology in the development
of undergraduate and graduate research projects.
for Life is an environmental outreach program based in Puerto Viejo,
Costa Rica. It involves local schools in the monitoring of water quality
and the reduction of pollution through the Adopte Una Quebrada program.