We used to have a Google Earth Virtural Tour here, showing the diverse and expansive Cofán territories, from misty plains of the high Andes down through dense mountainous rainforests and into the black water lakes and pulsing rivers of the lowland Aguarico River. But...we want to make a better one! So in the meantime, please take a look at this video tour of the Zábalo community!
Take a tour through Zábalo with 4-year-old Jeremiah!
“Come!” says Jeremiah, a 4-year-old Cofan boy who speaks English, Spanish and Cofan.
Follow Jeremiah as he shows you part of the Cofan community of Zábalo, located deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest in Northern Ecuador. Maybe some of you have visited before, and some of you haven’t, but either way, take a look through a four-year-old Cofan’s eyes! Click above to watch the video.
The Cofan are among the oldest surviving indigenous cultures in the Ecuadorian Amazon, sharing our home with primary forest, wild and pristine rivers, forbidding swamplands, and several thousand species of plants and animals. Our mission at Cofan Survival Fund is to preserve our culture by protecting our environment: the rain forest that is our home and among the most biodiverse land in the world.
Zábalo community members actively participate in Cofan conservation projects, including the repopulation of the threated Charapa river turtle, the construction of eco-friendly canoes, and the protection of 1 million acres of pristine forest as Cofan rangers. Learn more here.
The Cofán depend on people like you, who care about preserving their irreplaceable homeland, to keep our conservation projects up and running. Please, make a donation today and help save a rainforest for children like Jeremiah.
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Fundación para la Sobreviviencia del Pueblo Cofán in Ecuador