Greetings to all of you.
Alicia and Orlando
Falco, creators and caretakers of the “Rumi Wilco” nature
reserve in Vilcabamba – Ecuador, are releasing to the world the
an increasing demand for living space at the expense of natural
habitats now occurring in Vilcabamba. The international living
phenomenon is here.
One of the neighbor/owners within Rumi Wilco, has decided to
offer his section of land for sale. This is a core area of the
privately protected reserve harboring several species of plants
that at one time or another in South America, were considered as
Perhaps the most precious example of this is represented by the
Wilco (or Huilco) tree (Anadenanthera colubrina), in whose honor
the little reserve is named…and
Vilca-bamba, the valley and village as well.
Since private land protection is a contingent affair at present,
we are trying to raise enough money from concerned donors who,
as part of a “Rumi Wilco Conservation Agreement” may take part
in this campaign to save these special forests to posterity.
And special they are, since Wilco trees are found at present
only in around a hundred acres of the territory of Ecuador and
Rumi Wilco is the sole protection site of this tree in the
We intend to continue this fund raising campaign until all the
uninhabited adjacent properties containing Wilca- dominated
forest offered for sale are incorporated within the protected
Click here to see the official registry.
doing this in joyful confidence, secure in our conviction that
places like the one we care for,
ought to be spared the