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  • Regions

    Gal√°pagos Islands

    The beautiful, mysterious Galapagos Islands are situated a mere 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian Coast. The island group was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978 and subsequently a World Biosphere Reserve in 1985 by UNESCO.The Galapagos Islands flourish with a wide variety of amazing animals and different species. Among the animals found there are the different species of giant ...

  • Protected Areas

    Mache Chindul Reserve

    To reach the Reserve you can go through four different cities: Esmeraldas, Muisne, Atacames or Pedernales. The Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve's whole purpose is to make a concentrated inventory of all the flora in the Mache-Chindul Mountains and of the northern part of the Pacific coastal range of western Ecuador. The organizations that contribute to the Management Plan for the ...

  • Protected Areas

    Pululahua Reserve

    Situated in the Pichincha province of Quito, the Geo-botanical Reserve of Pululahua is a relatively small reserve that incorporates an area which is roughly 3 383 ha (8 400 acres) in size. The park is run by the INEFAN and it enjoys a variety of altitudes between 1 600 m above sea level to 3356 m above sea level. It caters for recreational activities by making two camping areas available to ...

  • Protected Areas

    Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge

    The spectacular Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge is conveniently located just 45 minutes from the city of Quito in Ecuador. Extending across 500ha, Pasochoa encompasses rare humid Andean shrub forest around an extinct volcano crater. The main forest of Pasochoa was discovered by Dr. Fernando Ortiz back in the 1970s. Ecuador's Ministry of Agriculture allocated the area as a Protected Forest in 1982 ...