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The Cofán are among the oldest surviving indigenous cultures in the Ecuadorian Amazon. We have lived for centuries in the forests where the Amazon Basin stretches toward the sky on the slopes of the Andes and its volcanoes. Cofán lands are home to primary forest, wild and pristine rivers, forbidding swamplands, and several thousand species of plants and animals, some found only here.

 

Over 1 million acres (about the size of the U.S. State of Delaware) of Cofan territory directly provide environmental, social and economic services for the Cofán, and also directly provide environmental services to everyone on the planet!

 

Cofan Survival Fund/Fundación Sobrevivencia Cofán

 

Founded in 1999, Cofan Survival Fund is a non-profit 509(a)1 organization with Cofán leadership dedicated to the survival of the Cofán indigenous culture and its Amazonian rain forest environment. CSF is the US branch of the Fundación Sobrevivencia Cofán.

 

CSF developed as a response to the needs of the Cofán Nation of Ecuador, which, after surviving Spanish conquest, environmental disasters and encroachment by the modern world, required a legitimate organization able to raise funds, develop strategies, collaborate with national and international partners and work on behalf of Cofán interests.


We are honored to have been awarded a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions! MacArthur has given awards to only 13 creative and effective organizations around the world, and we're one of them! Visit MacArthur's website to learn more.

 

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Our accomplishments this year

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Cofan 2013 Recap: Turtles, rangers and our MacArthur Award   Para español, haz clic aquí 2013 has ...

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"We don't have the option to quit."

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Why should you support the Cofan?     With the holiday season almost upon us, we at Cofan ...

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Happy 10th anniversary to the Cofan Ranger Program

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  Happy 10-year anniversary to the Cofan Ranger Program! We just finished up a ranger course here at Cofan S...

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New Cofan documentary

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New Cofan documentary! Follow the story of a visit from an indigenous man from Colombia ...

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Why support the Cofan? This Earth Day, learn why.

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Hey eco-friends! Earth Day is coming up, so we decided to share one photo every ...

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FSC wins MacArthur Award

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    We Won a MacArthur Foundation Award! $500,000 Award Recognizes Fu...

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TEDx-Amazonia: Randy Borman Presentation

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    We're delighted to be able to share with you the YouTube clip of R...

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Cofan Survival Fund / Fundacion Sobrevivencia Cofan

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Fundación para la Sobreviviencia del Pueblo Cofán in Ecuador