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Good news from the New World: Key property and habitat for the Andean condor purchased in Ecuador

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A coalition of conservation organisations has pooled efforts to buy a 2,800-ha property that ıncludes key Andean Condor habitat in Ecuador. The area now purchased is near the Antisana Ecological Reserve, and includes high-altitude forests, canyons, and páramo grasslands around the 5,758 m  Antisana Volcano. Most significant, up to 30 condors, around 50% of the total population in all of Ecuador, nest and roost on the cliffs of the estate now acquired for nature conservation. The land will be managed by Fundación Jocotoco, which will now expand its eco-tourism programme to include the new reserve, which is quite close to Quito. The area is also home to other charismatic species, puma, Andean wolf, the woolly tapir, and spectacled bear, as well as endemic frogs.

You can read more details here.

Condor with Antisana Volcano. Photo courtesy of Fundación Jocotoco

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