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Cloud Forest – La Canoa

Ecuador is considered one of the 17 mega diverse countries in the world. The nation’s drastic geographic and climatic variations have led to the evolution of thousands of species of flora and fauna. It is home to rain forest, cloud forest, mountains, islands, deserts, valleys and snow capped volcanoes.

La Hesperia is a nature reserve located in Ecuador in the Pichincha province, in the western range of the Andes. The station works in natural conservation, combatting deforestation, protecting existing forest, restoring degraded areas and searching for sustainable activities that enable us to support the reserve and to offer a better way of life for the local community as well as those who work and live at the reserve.

La Hesperia is also striving to become a model of integrated farming where agricultural practices complement it’s primary objective of preserving the natural forest.

Some photos from Ecuador