Even before many of us chose Cuenca, and Ecuador in general, as our new home, we most likely had learned during some part of our school lives that the health of Planet Earth is dependent on the health of the South American rainforests, which create and maintain necessary oxygen in our planet’s atmosphere. Closer to home, Ecuador’s Amazonia region comprises only 2% of the total Amazon rainforest, but that fact should not in any way minimize the importance of Ecuador’s importance to the health of the planet. Ecuador’s rainforest is a massive area consisting of thousands and thousands of acres…
Want to read the whole story?
Subscribe to The Cuenca Dispatch and gain full access to this story, weekly issues, plus the entire running archive! With your subscription, you will gain access to all the news you'll need concerning Ecuador as a United States expat.
Get access to our most read articles
- Cuenca expat scene is ‘changing before our eyes’
- Los Perniles
- Immerse yourself in Cuenca’s bountiful markets
- CRIME REPORT
- Ecuadorian named to Time magazine’s 100 most influential people list
- Cuenca identifies 7 most dangerous places to be a pedestrian in the city
- Global warming? Most of the hot air is generated by politicians
- The American dream: The experience of an Ecuadorian woman who fell in love with your country.
- IESS launches “primary care” concept to patients
- What should you bring to Cuenca?