La Hesperia

La Hesperia is a nature reserve located in the western range of the Andes at an altitude of 1100 – 2040 meters above sea level.

With an area of 814 hectares, it is located in the center of the Rio Toachi-Chiriboga IBA (Important Bird Area, declared by Bird Life International and Conservation International) and it is part of two important bioregions: The Tropical Andes and the Choco Darien – Western Ecuador, considered within the top five biodiversity hotspots on earth. 

We welcome volunteers, tourists, and educational groups to the station to learn about or help with conservation, sustainable living, and education projects.



Our Partners

In order to execute our objectives, La Hesperia maintains strategic alliances with both national and international organizations as well as with local institutions. These organizations include, Fundación Tangaré, Coorporación Nacional de Bosques Privados del Ecuador The Great Wilderness Foundation, The Earth Restoration Service, Pumamaqui e.V.