Proyecto Xulo is an independent, non-profit research project about canids in the Americas and their relationship with humanity, from the earliest cultures to the present day. Our goal is to educate and support research on these topics in the area of anthropology, archaeology, archaeozoology, paleontology and history.
We successfully financed Phase 1 of the project, and we are now ready to continue to Phase 2, which includes research in Latin American countries, the production of our educational video documentary, the development of an open database of scientific knowledge and other projects on our list.
We are currently receiving donations from friends and supporters to achieve our goals. All donations in cash or in equipment are collected through the Asociación Proyecto Xulo, our legal representation. Each semester a report on the use of donations and the progress of the project is sent to our sponsors.
Thank you for your generosity and for helping us continue our research journey.
The Project Xulo team
Bank Deposit or Electronic Transfer:
Beneficiary Account: Asociación Proyecto Xulo
Bank name: Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Swift Code: BNCRCRSJ
IBAN: CR91 0151 2471 0020 0009 62
Account number: 100-02-247-000096-2
Currency: US Dollars
Bank address: Avenidas 1 y 3, Calle 4, San José, Costa Rica.
Bank telephone number: (+506) 2212-2000
* Use this Donation Guide to find out how we will use your donation to Project Xulo:
$10: With this donation we can cover daily expenses such as office and printing supplies, postage and other small expenses.
$100: This donation will help us cover expenses such as equipment maintenance, local travel and stipends, cloud storage, subscriptions.
$1000: This donation will allow us to maintain or purchase small equipment (camera lenses, hard drives, batteries), cover travel and stipends, and printed materials.
$10,000: With this donation we can support 3 team members for a month, purchase equipment (cameras, drones, microphones, tripods, projector), cover travel expenses, maintain our websites, servers and databases.
$100,000: This donation will directly support the research and production team and cover their travel, stipend, and equipment needs. It will also help us build a public database of scientific knowledge of the project's findings and collaborators, publish a printed catalog of ancient dog artifacts and findings, and produce an educational video documentary about ancient dogs in the Americas.
The detailed budget of Project Xulo is available upon request to our donors and supporters. Please contact us for more information. Every donation amount is valuable and we receive it with gratitude. Thanks so much for your support!
We have included a list of equipment that we need for the audio and video documentation of our research, and post-production work. If you have any of these objects in good condition and that you want to donate to Proyecto Xulo, we will be very grateful to receive it.
We receive donations from anywhere in the world. Please contact us to coordinate delivery.
2 Sony A7 IV E-mount cameras
8 batteries for Sony A7 IV camera
2 Sony A7 IV camera battery chargers
ZEISS Batis 1.8 / 85mm:
ZEISS Batis 2 / 25mm:
ZEISS Batis 2 / 40mm CF:
ZEISS Loxia 2/50mm:
SONY macro FE 50mm F2.8
1 MacBook Pro 13.3″ with Spanish keyboard
1 iMac 27″ with Spanish keyboard
2 headphones for audio editing
4 Rode Smartlav Lavalier microphone for smartphone
2 unidirectional microphone for Rode camera
4 hard drives 10TB or more
1 Anker 547 USB-C Hub adapter (7-in-2, for MacBook) or similar
1 professional microscope camera
1 document printer
1 projector for presentations
1 Manfrotto 536 tripod or similar
1 portable 3D scanner for medium and large objects
1 Gopro Hero10 Black Bones Camera
1 FPV drone
5 SD Cards 64GB or more
1 black camera bag