The Jatun Sacha Foundation is an Ecuadorian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1989 dedicated to the conservation of tropical, aquatic and highland ecosystems, managing 8 biological stations in national and internationally recognized reserves in all 4 major regions of Ecuador. It's goals are:
- to develop the technology to reconstruct native habitat in the highlands on San Cristobal, and to serve as a centre for similar projects in the highlands on other populated islands.
- to conserve one of the last remnants of native highland vegetation.
- dedicated to eradicate invasive species of plants.
- implement a biological corridor going from 150 m.a.s.l to 550 m.a.s.l. to demonstrate the different native vegetation at different gradients of the islands.
Activities at the San Cristobal Biological Reserve include:
- Reforestation with native and endemic species in the reserve and on local farms (collecting seeds, classifying seeds, nursery work, planting etc.)
- Environmental education with local people and schools.
- Station maintenance (maintain trails, sign elaboration, clean fresh water supply, kitchen etc.)
- Organic agricultural activities and vegetable production.
- Petrel observation, nest finding, clearing around the nests to facilitate the motherʼs entrance, behavioural observations.