Newly recognized protected area to boast conservation efforts and tourism

Located between Azuay and Morona Santiago provinces, newly recognized protected area boasts multiple endemic species and will be enabled for tourism purposes in the near future —authorities have said. Ecuador’s environmental authority (Ministerio del Ambiente or MAE) announced the creation of Rio Negro-Sopladora national park on January 23, an area of land of roughly 30.616,28 hectares, and situated between the cantons of Sevilla de Oro (Azuay), and Santiago de Mendez (Morona Santiago). Current Ministry of Environment Tarsicio Granizo attended the subscription act at Maca’s municipal theater last week to sign the ministerial agreement declaring the establishment of the park. The…

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