EcoCiencia is a private and non-profit Ecuadorian scientific entity, legally established on November 23, 1989, as stated in the Agreement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock No. 487 and published in Official Register No. 326 of November 30 of the same year. Later EcoCiencia registered in the book of Directives of Foundations, Corporations and Associations, in charge of the Ministry of the Environment, on May 12, 2006. EcoCiencia was founded with the aim of generating quality information for making the best decisions in favor of the conservation of biodiversity and the well-being of the population. This challenge has demanded the inclusion of broader, more comprehensive and complex approaches.
For this reason, EcoCiencia currently has an interdisciplinary staff such as ecologists, geographers, economists, anthropologists, administrators, sociologists and planners, who together develop new methodologies, create tools and systematize experiences in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
EcoCiencia's mission is "Conserve biological diversity through scientific research, the recovery of traditional knowledge and environmental education, promoting harmonious ways of life between humans and nature".