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    Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve

    Situated in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador, the Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve is a beautiful nature reserve with a number of biological zones. The reserve covers approximately 752 235 acres of land and is part of the Ecuadorian reserve system. Since it extends from the heights of the Sierra Mountains to the western edge of the Esmeraldas region, it enjoys Andean, Sub-tropical and rainforest ...

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    Antisana Ecological Reserve

    The pristine natural refuge known as the Antisana Ecological Reserve is simply breathtaking. Striking mountains unfurl into dense forest and deep gorges while crystal clear lakes reflect the mesmerizing mountain scenery around them. The reserve stretches out over some 120 000 hectares of land and, if you do decide to visit it, you should make sure that you remember to bring your camera with you.

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    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 ...

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    Illinizas Ecological Reserve

    Illinizas Ecological Reserve, also sometimes referred to as Illinizas National Park, is a 149 900ha protected area in the provinces of Cotopaxi and Pichincha. It lies just 55km from Quito and this makes it a very popular tourist destination. It is known for its beautiful cloud forest and the Laguna Quilotoa. Those who enjoy hiking and mountain climbing should definitely head off to Illinizas ...

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    El Angel Ecological Reserve

    El Angel Ecological Reserve, created in 1992, is located 170 miles north of Quito in the Province of Carchi and is made up of 15,715 hectares of land. It is in the northernmost province of Ecuador and lies 11,950 to 15,640 feet above mean sea level. Temperatures in the reserve range from 5° to 18° Celsius (41° to 64° F) during the daytime. The moorlands that you find in El Angel can only be ...

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    Mindo Nambillo Reserve

    With an elevation that ranges between 1 180 m to 4 780 m, the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve offers the average visitors something different. The main feature of this reserve is the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest, which stretches out over 19 200 hectares and is situated near the small village of Mindo. Mindo, which is just north of Quito, could be called the ‘control-center’ of the reserve ...

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    Manglares Churute Reserve

    The Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve can be found in the Guayas Province, about 25 miles from Guayaquil. It contains approximately 50,000 hectares of mangroves and dry tropical forests. The reserve is east of the mouth of the Guayas River and the protected mangrove that it has provides you with spectacular bird and sea animal watching opportunities. While you tour the Reserve, take time ...

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    Galapagos Marine Reserve

    Beneath the calm surface, where the warm Panama Current meets the colder Humbolt and Cromwell currents, lies a unique and extremely diverse ecological system filled with fascinating marine life. Within this 133 000 square kilometer area, which is known as the Galapagos Marine Reserve, warm blooded and cold blooded inhabitants of the ocean enjoy a peaceful and protected existence. The need to ...