About Protect, Conserve and Restore Andean Bear Habitat


To champion an ethic that deeply values and safeguards Chocó Andino treasures — its biodiversity, culture, and ecosystem services. Through regenerative community development, we blend environmental and societal progress, crafting communities that are vibrant and sustainable.


To strengthen the resilience of the two distinct but synergistic structures, a non-profit Fundación Maquipucuna, and a for-profit (WiseEarth Group), which together support the Chocó Andino Biosphere Reserve, Maquipucuna Reserve, and Andean Bear habitat.


  • Art, Spirituality, education, sustainable finances. 
  • Securing the Área de Conservación y Uso Sustentable (ACUS) Designation for MAQUIPUCUNA – NANEGAL - CACHILLACTA: A Synergy of Conservation and Sustainable Development.
  • Nurturing the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards through Maquipucuna’s JUNIOR NATURALIST LIVING SCHOOL and promoting local cultural preservation​
  • Empowering Sustainable Finances: Ecotourism, Ecosystem Services Valuation, and the Bio-Hub Initiative


  • Conservation, science, ecosystem valuation
  • Expanding and Protecting the Maquipucuna Reserve: A Strategic Plan for Andean Bear Conservation and Biodiversity Preservation
  • Establishing a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Initiative: Investigating Climate Change Impacts on Choco Andean Forests, Canopy Ecology, and Andean Bear Ecology
  • Valuing Ecosystem Services: Harnessing NFTs and Community Carbon Banking for Sustainable Conservation