Un Poco del Choco

Another video done from Ecuador and what a great place to visit.  Un Poco del Choco was set up by a German Biologist Nicole Büttner (MSc) and her Ecuadorian husband Wilo Vaca. It is a private conservation project in the Northwest of Ecuador that is in the heart of small, beautiful cloud forest.  The project offers students an opportunity to do field research and volunteers to help maintain the small but diverse preserve.  Eco-tourist are also welcomed to come and see the wildlife and birds like the very rare Banded Ground-Cuckoo. At different times of the year local children are invited to come and learn about the importance of conservation.

We had a great visit here and became friends with Nicole and Wilo.  Volunteers have build a great trail down to an incredibly beautiful river where we enjoyed an afternoon swim.  The home of Wilo and Nicole and the biological station were both built by Wilo and are like wooden Gaudí mountain cabin. They are super comfortable and super ecologically friendly.

Wilo and Nicole’s goal is through donations and money paid by guest to expand the preserve and protect more land and endangered wildlife.  Check them out on the web or visit in person on your next trip to Ecuador!!


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About edwintoonephotography

I am a U.S. born professional photographer living in Barcelona, Spain.

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