Over the course of two weeks, Guttman Community College fellow Ayanna Dickinson traveled to different cities and towns in Ecuador to collect stories of those who have chosen to fight for their own ecosystems. Here she examines the relationship between Ecuadorian culture and conservation, as well as the illustrated importance of protecting great ecosystems such as the Chocoan Rainforest.
Take a look at the Chocóan Rainforest in Ecuador, an area that boasts great biodiversity but is now under threat.
The Chocóan Rainforest is one of the last coastal rainforests left on earth with a huge range of diversity. Participatory conservation is key to efforts to its preservation.