ETAPA working on new agreement to continue to manage Cajas National Park

On March 17th, the agreement of the delegation given by the Ministry of Environment (MAE) to the Municipality of Cuenca to administer the Cajas National Park (PNC) ended. It was valid for 10 years. This was the second 10-year term agreement between the two entities to manage the PNC. In those 20 years, the municipality has entrusted the administration of this natural area—which has an area of 28,544 —hectares, to the Telecommunications, Potable Water and Sewerage Company (ETAPA EP). Because of its biodiversity, the PNC is one of the most important natural areas in the country and even in the world. The park…

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