The Tangaré foundation is an Ecuadorian non-governmental, non-profit organization. The mission of the foundation is to promote and strengthen an alternative and innovative model of development in Ecuador, with the main emphasis on sustainability and environmental conservation in the Tropical Andes and the Choco bio-regions.  We aim to help promote economically viable alternatives to current practices that are environmental friendly. This will be achieved through a combination of research, natural resources management and environmental education.