Tiputini Support Group

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Please click here to donate to the Tiputini Support Group: TSG Donation Form

If you have been to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the eastern Ecuadorian rainforest, you need no introduction to the beauty and importance of this vast area. If you’ve never been, this is the perfect opportunity for you to become acquainted with the exciting research and education happening in a little corner of the Amazon.


Tropical rainforests not only are havens for the great diversity of life, but they are also crucial to the current and future health of humans and other life forms around the planet. Rainforests influence regional and global weather systems, carbon dioxide sequestration, albedo effects, and harbor potential medicinal benefits. The Tiputini station – adjacent to Yasuní National Park – plays a key role in northwest Amazonian conservation efforts.

With this in mind, we ask you to join the Tiputini Support Group (TSG). Affiliated with the Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology (CECB) at Boston University and the International Symbiosis Society, the Group’s main focus is to create a source of targeted funding support for necessary conservation research and education assistance at Tiputini.

leavesIt is designed to augment larger funding efforts by the Station’s principal operators, the University of San Francisco, Quito and its collaborators at Boston University. All funds received will go to the specific Tiputini programs, materials, efforts periodically highlighted.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Questions? Contact Doug Zook at dzook@bu.edu or the Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology at cecb@bu.edu.

Current Goals

  • Raise awareness about the Tiputini Biodiversity Station by developing a new support group
  • Raise funds to support alternative energy at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station – including stationary energy-generating bicycles and solar panels
  • Raise funds for new books for the library, and other materials for the new laboratory facility at the station