All scientific projects will be welcome when the following criteria have been met:
The Station, will assist any project in obtaining the necessary permits from the respective authorities for the exportation of scientific samples for the purpose of taxonomic identification. This is a routine procedure and is the only control of biopiracy. The exportation of any substance of plant or animal origin for any other reason must be specifically authorized by the government of Ecuador.
All researchers should be accompanied by Ecuadorian field assistants of university level and share the results of their endeavours with the respective scientific departments of institutions of higher education.
The Los Cedros Station Reserve will provide food and lodging for any Ecuadorian participants in any field research at or below cost.
Researchers are also welcomed to the Los Cedros facilities by special prices that include very good sleeping and work facilities, hot showers and three meals a day. We realize that the reserve is a remote location and will do our best to accommodate any reasonable concern. Special space is available for humidity sensitive equipment.