Choco Andino, among the new reserves of the biosphere of Unesco

Choco Andino, among the new reserves of the biosphere of Unesco

Ecuador is a very diverse tourist country, it has obtained several prizes in the cultural and tourist field, it has around 7 World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO, among them the weaving of toquilla straw hats.  Today I will talk about the Andean choco, which a few days ago was declared as the new biosphere reserve of Ecuador. Currently ,Ecuador has six 'Biosphere Reserves', officially declared by UNESCO, including the Galapagos National Park, Yasuní, Sumaco, Podocarpus-El Cóndor, the Cajas Massif and dry forest and the Chocó Andino. This recognition is granted to unique territories, where the socioeconomic development of human communities is characterized by maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural environment and the use and conservation of its resources.

The Andean Choco includes three parishes of the Metropolitan District of Quito (Pact, Nanegal, Gualea, Nanegalito, Nono and Calacalí) -in the northwest of Pichincha- and three cantons (San Miguel de los Bancos, Pedro Vicente Maldonado and Puerto Quito), they have an area of 286,000 hectares and have a population of approximately 880 thousand inhabitants. Its main sources of income are the cultivation of sugar cane and fish farming, as well as the breeding and marketing of livestock.

It represents 30.31% of the territory of the province of Pichincha; with a concentration of flora and fauna. More than 500 exotic species have been found in this area, among which are several types of tanagers , the spectacled bear, or the epitedobateranthony frog, which possesses a unique substance with healing abilities similar to morphine, as well there is the black-eared shag, the rooster of the rock, olingos, tigrillos, and infinity of insects, amphibians and reptiles.

Each hectare of forest is capable of absorbing up to 250 tons of carbon, renewing the air we breathe, "according to the Ministry of the Environment, even this area covers 365 archaeological sites such as Tulipe and 177 establishments that offer the lodging service, with a capacity for more than 2 000 beds.

Travel first to Ecuador and dare to know this biosphere reserve. Remember to follow us on our social networks, where we upload content every day, Facebook,Twitter,Instagram

Posted on 07/26/2018 by Jean Chávez 0 1225

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