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Fundacion Mente is an Ecuadorian NGO established in 2009 by a team of experienced conservation and sustainable development professionals, with headquarters in Quito, Ecuador. 

Fundacion Mente has set up a light and fluid structure that promotes dialogue and cooperation between communities and allies willing to work for conservation and sustainable development.

Our history

Our Structure

Fundacion Mente operates under the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador (“Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador MAE,” Ministerial Agreement No. 005.) 
Our organization is composed of five active members. We implement projects in direct partnership with rural and indigenous communities. 

Fundacion Mente has an efficient structure with small administrative costs. This allows us to have a hands-on and direct involvement, regular contact with our partners, and a current and real understanding of the challenges and opportunities for conservation and sustainable development.


Who we are


Julián Larrea



Celestino Antik 

Local Coordinator


Marisa Endara



José Peas

Regional Coordinator


Juan Carlos García

Active Member

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