Photo by Murray Cooper

We have a new Director!

Congratulations to Gonzalo Rivas-Torres!

Since my beginnings as a researcher, back then in the early 2000s, I felt in love with the Amazonia, the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve and Tiputini in particular.

Starting in July 2021, the Tiputini Board of Directors honored me by electing me to Direct the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, a real jewel in the Amazonian crown. Under my Direction, we will seek to transform the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in a beacon for scientific knowledge, an observatory for the conservation of the region, and a very active academic site.

Please join me and my team (see below) in this new Direction and help us to fulfill our objectives together!


Read more about Gonzalo here

We also have a new Coordination Team:

Diego Mosquera

Research Coordinator

Tomi Sugahara

Planning Coordinator

Meet the rest of the team:

Consuelo Barriga

General Administrator

Catalina Ulloa

Field Supervisor

Naia Andrade

Research Assistant

Ana Cacao

Research Assistant

Every donation is important. Thanks to all TBS supporters!

TBS has partnered with the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation to strengthen the station's education, research, and conservation programs. We are proud to join forces with Ceiba, an organization with a twenty-year history of protecting wild habitat in Ecuador and leading world-class field courses to TBS. To learn more about Ceiba's study- abroad programs, click here. Ceiba's successful conservation campaign in Andean cloud forests led to the establishment of the Chocó-Andino de Pichincha Biosphere Reserve, and their focus on threatened Pacific dry forests has culminated in the establishment of the largest biological corridor on Ecuador's coast. To support our joint Amazon rainforest conservation efforts, click here.

When you donate you can choose which initiative you would like to support:

-TBS field staff sustainability

-Dissertation grants for Ecuadorian students

-TBS Research projects

-Climate and Carbon offset for the station

-Indigenous communities outreach program

-Yasuni National Park rangers equipment and technical support