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New conservation area established in the Ecuadorian Amazon Pastaza region

The Pastaza Ecological Area of Sustainable Development has around 2.5 million hectares (about 6.2 million acres), about 90 percent of the area of Ecuador’s Pastaza province.

Mogabay 27/03/2017

Photo: Mogabay

Photo: Mogabay

After three years of working with local governments and indigenous communities, the Provincial Council of Pastaza established the Pastaza Ecological Area of Sustainable Development in the center of the Ecuadorian Amazon region. The area covers more than 2.5 million hectares (about 6.2 million acres) and occupies about 90 percent of the area of ??the province of the same name.

“It is official, the ordinance is already promulgated according to the current laws of Ecuador. Today, the existence of this area is a reality: an area of ??preservation and sustainable development,” said Antonio Kubes, an official of the province of Pastaza, in an interview. He said that the most important feature of the site is the large area of tropical humid forest that is not yet compromised by human activity.

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