The Howler Foundation
The Howler Foundation (Fundación Aullador) is a grass roots organization created in 2017 to conserve the biodiversity of the Ecuadorian coastal Chocó region. The Chocó is a biodiversity hotspot with the highest level of endemism of any ecosystem in the country. Unfortunately this natural wonder is under intense pressure from livestock, oil palm, shrimp aquaculture, the production of balsa wood, hunting, and the increasing use of herbicides and pesticides. We believe that conservation and dignified livelihoods can co-exist. We are certain that in this marvelously diverse and productive ecosystem it can be done.