Ecuador

Bosques de Paz Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador, Peru) LAC Geo Editor Mon, 03/05/2018 - 19:49
The Bosques de Paz Biosphere Reserve includes seasonally dry forests that form the heart of the Endemic Region of Tumbes, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. The transboundary reserve was formed by the joining of two existing biosphere reserves in Ecuador and Peru.

El Cóndor National Park (Ecuador) and Santiago-Comaina Reserved Zone (Peru)

El Cóndor National Park lies within a reserved zone between Peru and Ecuador. Though its borders actually fall within the borders of Ecuador, it is commonly combined with the Zone of Ecological Protection and the Santiago-Comaina Reserve Zone, both of which are in Peru, to form a mega-reserve of subsequent importance.

Podocarpus National Park and Podocarpus-El Condor Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador)

The Podocarpus National Park and Podocarpus-El Condor Biosphere Reserve covers an area of over 2.6 million acres in southern Ecuador and is considered to be one of the most important sites for biodiversity in the world. It is a meeting point between four ecological systems: Northern Andes, Southern Andes, Amazonian and Pacific.

Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)

Qhapaq Ñan is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defense network of roads, covering more than 18,000 miles through one of the world’s most extreme geographical terrains, linking the snowcapped peaks of the Andes to the coast — running through hot rainforests, fertile valleys and absolute deserts.