Pride Campaign: Chocó-Darién Western Ecuador

Country: Ecuador

Partner: Municipal Government of the Canton of San Lorenzo del Pailon

Campaign Manager: Luis Adolfo Carvache

Project Area: San Lorenzo, Ecuador (Choco-Manabí Conservation Corridor). The Chocó-Manabí Conservation Corridor extends from Utrí a national park in Colombia to the region located between the Machalilla National Park and Chongón Colonche in Ecuador

Principal Threats: Threats include deforestation, hunting, mining, illegal crop cultivation, poor solid waste management, fishing (using methods such as dynamite), and shrimp cultivation. Planned regional integration projects (road, rail, and dam construction, for example) also represent a significant threat to the conservation corridor. Population growth and social conflict are indirect threats.

Campaign Goal: To conserve the biodiversity of the Choco-Manabí conservation corridor of San Lorenzo del Pailon for future generations.

Flagship Species: Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)

Campaign Slogan: Yo Amo San Lorenzo (I love San Lorenzo)

Notable Information from the Questionnaire Survey:

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Highlights from the Results (based on pre- and post-campaign surveys):