Kapari Lodge

Who we are

Achievements of María Eugenia Puente

The strength and motivation of María Eugenia Puente, leader of the Kapari Nature Reserve, is the engine that drives our reforestation and conservation projects in the area of the Andean Chocó biological corridor. Biologist, naturalist and forest ecologist, María Eugenia learned from a very young age about love and care for our environment and respect for life, thanks to the example of her father, a passion that grew over time to become her profession.

She filled the minds of the Mundo Juvenil Foundation with wisdom in the 80s and 90s, preparing new generations in fields such as botany, biology and ecology.

María Eugenia Puente, has also worked hard for the reforestation of more than 300 hectares of intervened forest at the Yasuní, together with Huaoranis and Quichuas communities.

For 40 years María Eugenia Puente has worked in reforestation, ecological restoration and conservation, contributing to the research and monitoring of the biodiversity of flora and fauna,

implementation of plant nurseries, planting, forest enrichment, recovery of endangered species, restoration and monitoring of natural regeneration processes, while also generating knowledge and local opportunities.

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The Lodge

Kapari Lodge & Spa

Kapari Lodge & Spa is a local enterprise that has found in ecotourism a sustainable tool to promote environmental projects of reforestation and recovery of native fauna and flora and encourage local productivity in our area of operation. Kapari's conservation commitment prosperity is evident in the two new native tree species discovered in our forest.

Our natural lodge, located in the rich tropical forest of Andean Chocó, one of the most biodiverse places on earth, offers you a unique experience in nature, in a first class hotel, designed for relaxation and rest. The lodge allows you to explore the Kapari Nature Reserve, 50 hectares of cloud forest located in the biological corridor of Chocó, crossed by the Equinoctial Line, in the heart of the planet.

Kapari Lodge & Spa


Oxygen for the future

Oxigeno Para el Futuro

We are proud to share with the world our mega project: Oxygen for the Future, whose objective is to contribute to the mitigation of climate change and biodiversity loss, by fulfilling Ecuador's quota with the reforestation and protection of 9 million trees until 2030. This initiative is a touchstone in the region, and sets the guidelines for forest recovery with native trees.

Oxygen for the Future will contribute to the registration of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and is a climate ally of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition in its "Ecuador Zero Carbon" program, with OPF being its pilot project. The project includes 5 major components: footprint measurement and compensation, involving and raising awareness among different actors through political management, reforestation and protection, citizen training and generating edu-communicational processes. In this way, we are sure that we will achieve our great goal with the planet!

Planet Alliance Foundation

planet-alianseWe are Planet Alliance Foundation, an Ecuadorian non-profit organization, focused on the creation of nature reserves and habitat restoration on degraded and deforested lands in Ecuador. We face climate change, land degradation, biodiversity loss and water scarcity; our work focuses on four fundamental pillars:

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Reforestation and ecological restoration
  • Opportunities for adaptation and mitigation to climate change
  • Environmental edu-communication

Our proposal for the world is the implementation of habitat restoration and forest recovery projects, which contribute to the generation of oxygen and the conservation of biodiversity in Ecuador.

Our priority is the Ecuadorian, continental and insular territory; with projection to regional scale. We currently intervene in the Kapari Nature Reserve, through a sustainable tourism model of nature tourism, restoration and coexistence with its biodiversity.