Timburi-Cocha Research Station
Conservation research preserves biodiversity and the community's way of life in Sumaco National Park, Ecuador.
Researchers from Manchester have funded and assisted in the reconstruction and substantial expansion of the Timburi-Cocha Research Station in Payamino, Ecuador, with the express aims of providing employment for the local community, and facilitating biodiversity research in this area of high endemism.
A formal agreement between Universidad Estatal Amazonica and The University of Manchester for the joint management of Timburi-Cocha Research Station was completed in February 2013. This new management structure ensures that research will continue to support the local community through capacity building, employment and knowledge discovery.
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