Intag Cloud Forest a Treasure of Biodiversity Ecuador

Intag Cloud Forest a Treasure of Biodiversity Ecuador. The rich forest full of colors, birdsong, and a chorus of other sounds is a treasure to behold. Walking in the forest is like forest bathing: a total emersion for the senses, and the more you walk the more you feel the third dimension of the forest. The branches reach out, enfold you, the colors are magically brightened and the songs refresh you.

“The cloud forests of the Intag area of Ecuador are in the confluence of two of the world’s hottest of the biological hotspots; the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena, and the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspots. Though only the sixth of the largest hotspot, the Tropical Andes is considered the single richest hotspot on the planet, containing approximately 15-17% of the world’s plant species and nearly 20% of its bird diversity (1,666). For both groups, the endemism is astonishingly over 40%.”

Come and visit and plan to stay for a few days. It is a treasure to savor.

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