Ingo Lies

The earth gives us unforgettable experiences. She deserves that we preserve her in her beauty. That is why Ingo Lies, owner of Chamäleon, initiated the creation of the Rainforest Foundation in 2010 and is on its board of directors.

Alfonso Tandazo

As owner of the Ecuadorian tour operator Surtrek, the second founder Alfonso Tandazo shares his passion for sustainable adventure travel with the world. Today, he takes care of the acquired rainforest areas on site and is the chairman of the foundation's board.

Rodolfo, our ranger in Ecuador and his team

As an experienced ranger, Rodolfo protects the foundation's rainforest from clearing. He is supported by his team and the staff of Las Cascadas Jungle Lodge. Here, you can spend the night in the middle of the rainforest and get to know its magical secrets.

Know-how transfer

In cooperation with the VITAL IDEAS initiative, we share important know-how with the local people on the basics of organic farming, improving soil quality, and increasing crop yields without artificial additives. Training sessions show how greenhouses help to enable self-sufficiency and local trade without deforestation.