High Andean Highlights from Ecuador

Ecuador is a country of incredible contrasts. Despite being about the same size as the state of Colorado, it boasts quiet ocean shores in the sunny and dry west, dense, humid rainforests in the east, and huge mountains in the middle of the country.

Several of Ecuador’s peaks are a good deal higher than the tallest mountains in Europe and the lower 48 states, and the capital city is situated in a valley 9,350 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level! Those high elevations make for incredible scenery, exciting high mountain activities, and several must-see destinations. It’s a challenge to pick out highlights from the stunning high elevations of Ecuador but here are a few of the most heavily visited places:

  • Otavalo: This high elevation market town will always make it onto lists of must see destinations because it hosts one of the most exciting and colorful Indigenous markets in South America.

    A view of Otavalo and nearby mountains from the Casa Mojanda.

  • Cotopaxi: This snow-capped volcano is one of the tallest active volcanoes on the planet. Although its 5,897 m (19,347 ft) height should only be climbed by experienced, guided climbers, other exciting activities in the area include hikes and horse back rides through beautiful landscapes, and stays in cozy hosterias.
  • Cuenca and Cajas National Park: A beautiful colonial city is always a highlight and Cuenca happens to be one of the most intact Spanish colonial cities in South America. Experience the quaint beauty of this high elevation city along with the unique landscapes of Cajas National Park just outside of town.
  • Chimborazo: This amazing snow-topped volcano is the highest mountain in Ecuador (6,268 meters (20,564 ft)), and the point on the surface of the Earth that is farthest from the center of the planet.

    Wild Vicunas roam the grassy slopes of Chimborazo.

Experience the stunning scenery of these and other beautiful High Andean destinations when visiting Ecuador.

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The Churute Mangrove Reserve

Formed by a complex of canals and virtually untouched emerald-green islands, humid and dry forests and mist-covered hills, the Manglares-Churute Ecological Reserve is truly impressive.

The Reserve was named a wetland of global importance (RAMSAR) in 1990, and contains three important highlights: El Canclón Lake, the Churute hills and the mangrove forests. The abundant plant life varies greatly from zone to zone, with 50 foot (15m) high mangroves in the coastal areas, vivid orchids in the forests and floating plants in the wetlands. The dry forest is also home to various medicinal plants, traditionally employed by local people to cleanse and cure.

Located in an area of relatively low humidity in the interior of the Gulf of Guayaquil and the lower River Guayas basin, the tidal waters that periodically submerge this part of the coast are a mixture of salt and freshwater, allowing the five varieties of mangrove found here – and the creatures that depend on them – to thrive.

To really get to know the area, a boat trip out to the mangroves with the local crab pickers is well worthwhile. The journey provides a real insight into the lives of local communities that depend on the mangrove for their livelihood. Each crab must be pulled by (thickly gloved) by hand from the muddy swamps surrounding the mangrove roots and tied in bunches to a wooden plank, known as a ‘plancha’, before being sent to various parts of the country and turned into delicious meals.

But the Churute Reserve is not only mangroves. Evidence been found here of a number of Pre Hispanic cultures: Valdivia Chorrera, Guangala, Jambelí and particularly Guayaquil, one of the oldest of the country whose archaeological remains correspond to a period between the years 2, 400 and 1, 800 B.C. This area is thought to have been their power centre and the most outstanding remains liked to this ancient culture are the ‘Tolas’ (small mounds) and ‘Conchales’ that can be seen dispersed within the Reserve, although some have been threatened by agriculture and the construction of shrimp pools.

The ‘Tolas’ are distributed throughout the region. At Km 21 of Durán-Boliche road there are 64 ‘Tolas’, the biggest being 120 m long and 12 m high.

Another of the Reserve’s attractions is the opportiunity to see, and above all hear the audibly impressive howler monkeys that live here. Howler monkeys are endangered as a result of hunting and loss of their natural habitat, but enough of these impressive creatures are concentrated in the area to make glimpsing them in the forest canopy likely, and hearing their deep growls fill the forest is a memorable experience. Among the many mammals living within the Reserve’s borders are, white faced monkeys, and two-toed sloths.

The Reserve is also home to many wading and migratory birds from the North that rest here in March, April, November and December, especially on English Island, and El Canclón Lake. The latter is named after its most famous inhabitant – the endangered horned screamer (Canclón), with its long crest and piercing call.

Along the marshy coastline the visitor can also find tree frogs and iguanas. These species are amongst the most threatened in the Reserve, due to their sensitivity to environmental fluctuations.

Highlights:

The El Canclón Lagoon is a rain fed lake of about 800 Ha., spectacularly nestled amongst low green hills. Besides the Horned Screamer there are many other types of water birds to be seen in the Lagoon, as well as the turtles which nest on its shores in the dry months of November and December

The sound of the howler monkeys can travel up to a distance of 5km, and with a little luck the traveler will be able to see groups of them feeding high in the forest canopy.

The ‘Tolas’ (small mounds, and other archeological remains to be found in and around the Reserve.

Climate:

Ecuador´s coast is warm and humid, even at night. The average annual temperature of the Reserve is 28 degrees C. The rainy season is from January-April, while November and December are the driest months.

What to bring:

Insect repellent (minimum 30% DEET).
Sun screen.
Hat.
Sunglasses.
Light, protective clothing (long sleeved shirt and long trousers).
Rain poncho or light, waterproof jacket during the rainy season.
Rubber boots.
Plenty of drinking water.
Binoculars for bird-watching.

How to get here:

The main access to the Reserve is situated on the road between the coastal cities of Guayaquil and Machala in the Province of El Oro. From Guayaquil take route 70 and then route 25 heading towards Naranjal.

Local traditions and folklore:

When the Spanish arrived in the region, they found Chono settlements, which formed part of the Milagro culture (700 B.C.) that came here from the Amazon region. In the XVII century, the Guayas basin began to be populated by the Creoles and Mestizos.

The area by numbers:

• 55,212: The area, in hectares, of the Reserve.
• 300: The number of bird species, including 27 endemic species.
• 95: The length, in centimeters, of the horned screamer.
• 45: Species of mammals identified here.
• 5: Types of mangrove found here.

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Three Very Good Reasons to Choose the Huaorani Ecolodge for the Amazonian Experience

The Amazon rainforest has some of the largest remaining jungle wilderness areas on the planet. In those wild places, one can find flocks of colorful parrots and macaws, exotic toucans that troop through the jungle canopy, tapirs hiding in the undergrowth, bizarre insects, and trees that tower high overhead. That said, most of those wild areas continue to host a treasure trove of wildlife because they are so hard to access. This means that you can visit any number of lodges in the Amazon but not see as many animals or have a less authentic experience. For this reason, you have to be careful when picking an Amazonian ecolodge for your itinerary. When it comes to authenticity, one of the best lodges in any part of the Amazon is the Huaorani Ecolodge and the following are three reasons why this is the case:

  • Remote and wild: There aren’t any roads that take you to the Huaorani Ecolodge. After a long drive or short plan ride, guests board a small boat and enter into one of the most remote and trackless jungles in eastern Ecuador, the lands of the Huaorani people. There might be a trail or two but you won’t find any roads, and very few people.

    A Tapir on a camera trap at the Huaorani Ecolodge.

  • Global Biodiversity hotspot: The rainforests of eastern Ecuador are known to possibly be the most biodiverse rainforests on Earth. It’s hard to say what you will see but with a patient, close eye, expect to see frogs, exquisite insects, colorful birds, and much more.

    Collared Puffbird- one of more than 500 bird species that live near the Huaorani Ecolodge.

  • Experienced, local guides: The Huaorani Ecolodge experience is made complete with comfortable lodging and the best guides you could ask for. The guides at the lodge are Huaorani people who grew up and learned how to survive in the rainforest. Their hearing, eyesight, and ability to read animal signs and trails is nothing short of incredible. If an animal can be found, they are the people to find it!

Put this unique lodge on your Ecuador itinerary for the most authentic, enriching jungle experience in the Amazon basin.

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The El Ángel Ecological Reserve

Situated high in the Andean mountains, at an altitude of over 3,500 meters above sea level, the El Angel Ecological Reserve is real wilderness. A must for the adventurous traveler, this park is a garden of hardy grasses, lagoons and rivers whose m most impressive feature are its areas dotted with the curious Espeletia plant with its thick trunk and succulent leaves. El Angel is a unique ecosystem and is considered to be one of Ecuador’s biodiversity hotspots.

Situated in the northern Ecuador, close to the Colombian border, the Reserve is classified as Andean Páramo (Moorland), a landscape filled with lakes and trees (no more than 15 meters high) covered with mosses, lichens and ferns. The landscape is mountainous with steeply inclined cliffs, and within the perimeters of the Reserve visitors will be able to see four peaks of over four thousand meters: Los Socavones and Yanacocha (4,000m), Chiles (4, 218 m) and Orifuela (4,213m). This is truly spectacular and distinctive landscape.

El Ángel is also notable for its many lakes and their beautiful surroundings. The best known and most accessible are the El Voladero Lakes and the striking Lagunas Verdes, whose sulfur rich waters and resident algae give them an unusual turquoise color.

For the visitor, the Park and its surrounding area are well served by tourist infrastructure. At the El Voladero lakes there is parking, information, self-guided trails and look-outs, while camping is available at El Salado, near the town of San Gabriel. The Tufiño Ecotourism Complex, located 22 kilometers from Tulcan and 8 K from the town of Tufiño, has a restaurant and self guided trails which lead to the páramos of Mt. Chiles.

The region is also known for its curative thermal springs, and after a day, or a night camping on the paramo visitors can relax in the warmth of the sulfur-rich hot springs of the nearby Tufiño Ecotourism Complex or the La Calera Spa, located 11 kilometers south of the town of El Angel. The springs are said to have curative properties. An unusual aspect of the area that the visitor will also want to explore are the naturally carbonated waters that flow close by the Ayora River.

Despite its cold climate – the maximum temperature is 18°C – the El Ángel Reserve is home to a number of mammals such as the little red brocket deer, the fruit bat and the Andean fox, which have adapted to the area’s cold rarified atmosphere. The area is also of major interest to birdwatchers, as it contains a large number of species – some 320 – ranging from the huge, highly endangered condor with its wingspan of almost three meters, to the Curiquingue or white throated caracara, and the tiny puff-leg hummingbird.
The Reserve is considered to be an Important Breeding Area (the El Ángel – Cero Golondrinas IBA) and as such essential for the conservation of certain species of Neo-tropical migratory birds. Six birds in that category can be found here including the broad winged sparrow hawk, the flycatcher, and the red tanager.

Highlights:
The Polylepis forest is located in the Colorado Canyon sector of the Reserve’s buffer zone, 13 km from the town of El Ángel. This type of forest is thought to be extremely old, unique in the world, and its trees are known locally as red or paper trees due to the pigmentation and fragile nature of their bark.
Within the forest is a hostel of the same name that offers cabins with private bathroom, hot water, restaurant, bar, games room, sport fishing and excursions on foot or horseback.

Climate:

The recommended time to visit is from June to October, when the daytime temperature of the Reserve can reach 18 °C, with an intense sun. The visitor can also expect strong winds and intermittent drizzle, with night temperatures that drop below freezing. From November to May, the area is cloudy and drizzly, there is sometimes snow and daytime temperatures can drop to 0°C. While the Reserve is picturesque at this time of year, it is also less accessible.

What to bring:
Very warm clothing.
Waterproof jacket.
Sun screen.
Walking shoes/boots.
Sunglasses.
Hat.

How to get here:

Several routes lead to the Reserve:
The El Ángel–La Libertad–Cobos road which crosses the western part of the Reserve (25 km);
The El Ángel–Tulcán road which passes close by the El Voladero lagoons (87 km);
The Panamerican Highway from the city of Tulcán, then following the San Gabriel–Bolívar–El Ángel road.
The Tulcán–Tufiño–Lagunas Verdes road which leads to the Lagunas Verdes lakes.

These are secondary roads and in winter are more difficult to transit. Other local tertiary roads are virtually unusable in the rainy season.

The area by numbers:

• 320: The number of bird species inhabiting the Reserve.
• 7-11: The average annual daytime temperature of the Reserve in °C.

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Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands

One of Ecuador’s major destinations is on the bucket list of every world traveler. That much visited place is known as the Galapagos Islands and the famed archipelago makes it onto itineraries for the best of reasons. The volcanic scenery is stunning, the beaches inviting, and there are a number of activities. One of the the main activities is of course, seeing a variety of unique and interesting animals that occur nowhere else.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

However, while several species are found on dry land, the waters around the islands teem with colorful reef fish, Sea Lions, and even a penguin or two.

A Galapagos Penguin and a Blue-footed Booby share a rock.

There are also Flightless Cormorants, corals, and other marine creatures. Although many of these can be seen right from a boat, the best views are of course beneath the waves. There are several bays for snorkeling and sites where dives result in view of everything from stingrays to barracudas and the occasional shark.

Stingrays are sometimes seen while snorkeling.

The waters around the islands are so rich in life because they are replenished with nutrients brought there by cold, deep currents, and the reefs and inlets provide a number of places where small and large fish can hide.

Head to the Galapagos, and you have the chance of experiencing tame and unique wildlife both above and below the waves. Don’t forget to bring the dive gear and go snorkeling when taking a Galapagos cruise!

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The Pululahua Geobotanic Reserve

In the language of the Kichwa, the descendents of the Incas, Pululahua means “Cloud of Water. And true to its name, the Pululahua Geobotanic Reserve is characterized by a thick cloud of mist that settles every afternoon over the high ground of this extinct volcano, whose last eruption is estimated to have been some 2,300 years ago.

Located virtually on the equatorial line, this most unusual Reserve is, in fact, the extinct volcano’s enormous 5 km wide crater, one of only two inhabited craters on the planet. Around the crater are several unusual dome-shaped elevations, creating a distinctive, intriguingly irregular landscape. The highest part of the reserve is the volcano Mt Sincholagua at 3,356 m above sea level.

The Reserve has well-marked trails, camping areas and information points, as well as a natural viewpoint on the rim of the crater, known as the Mirador de Ventanillas. Finca Colibrí, at the foot of Sincholagua, is recommended for horseback riding and mountain biking, and guests can even arrange to work on the farm in the morning in exchange for lodging.

Despite the fact that the Pululahua is located only an hour north of the capital, Quito, an amazing 905 species of plants have been identified here (10% of which can be found nowhere else) including various types of orchids. In the areas covered by cloud forest, visitors will be able to see entire tree trunks carpeted with orchids, bromeliads, ferns and thick growths of moss.

Around 30 species of mammals, including Andean foxes, little red brockets, and nine-banded armadillos, live in the Reserve, which is also characterised by the presence 102 species of birds, of which the guarro, or black chested eagle buzzard, and the many delightful hummingbirds which thrive on the nectar produced by the wide variety of flowers found here. These include: the sword-billed hummingbird, the only species to have a bill longer than its body; the large violet-tailed sylph, with long, iridescent tail feathers; and the turquoise-throated pufflegs, sadly bordering on extinction.

Highlights:

The surprising variety of iridescent hummingbirds within the Reserve is one of its most stunning sights.

The unusual landscape of Pululahua – the crater and the surrounding peaks – is spectacular, and there are many viewpoints around the crater, such as Ventanillas and Mauca Quito, which reward visitors with excellent views in the mornings, before the fog descends.

Climate:
The average daily temperature ranges from 14–20°C, and the Reserve is shrouded in mist every afternoon throughout the year.

How to get here:

Pululahua can be reached from Quito by travelling to the Mitad del Mundo (the Column which marks the equator), and then following the road west to Calacalí. This road leads directly to the Mirador de Ventanillas.

An alternative route is to continue on from the Equatorial Line (Mitad del Mundo) on the road to the Hacienda Tanlahua (preferably in a 4×4) and from there on a third class road to the eastern part of the Reserve, called Hospital, Sincholagua or Mauca Quito (from here the visitor will have a spectacular view of the whole Reserve).

What to bring:

Warm clothing.
Waterproof jacket.
Sun screen.
Walking shoes/boots
Sunglasses.
Hat.
Binoculars for bird-watching.

The area by numbers:

• 2,300: The number of years since the Pululahua volcano last erupted.
• 1905: The year in which these lands were seized from the colonial landowners and returned to the indigenous people that worked them.
• 102: The number of bird species identified in the Reserve.
• 92: The number of plant species found nowhere else.

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Things to do in Cuenca, Ecuador

The colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador usually makes it onto the itineraries of most people visiting Ecuador. Given the enchanting beauty of this Andean city, it’s tough to see how this top Ecuadorian destination wouldn’t make it onto most people’s lists of must-see places. So, we know that place is scenic, but what else can you do in Cuenca? The following are a few ideas:

  • Explore the old, storied streets: The best way to experience Cuenca is by walking through its old, colonial streets. You will be walking on the same roads that were used by the Spanish colonists and local Incan peoples who built this place, and won’t help but be impressed by beautiful antique woodwork, doors, and other architecture. At the same time, you can check out a variety of local shops and restaurants.

    Beautiful Cuenca.

  • Try local Andean cuisine: After picking out a restaurant or two or three, come back to sample some of Ecuador’s delicious high elevation cuisine. This includes a variety of tasty potato based dishes such as llapingachos and papas con cuero, and other Ecuadorian fare. The adventurous might even want to try cuy (roasted cavy)!

    A restaurant in Cuenca.

  • Visit Cajas National Park: Just 30 kilometers west of Cuenca, this high elevation national park has stunning scenery, dozens of clear cold lakes, and a chance at seeing an Andean Condor.

    A close look at an Andean Condor.

Don’t forget to include Cuenca on your Ecuador itinerary!

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Three Fun Activities in Baños, Ecuador

The town of Baños is one of Ecuador’s top destinations. When you arrive at Baños for the first time, it’s easy to see why this beautiful place has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Nestled in a valley on the flanks of Tungurahua Volcano, the surrounding scenery is absolutely stunning, the climate is wonderful, and the town has fantastic hot springs.

Those hot springs are especially nice for soaking at the end of a long, exciting day and Baños offers a host of adventurous activities. The following are just three of many fun activities to enjoy in Baños, Ecuador:

  •  Mountain biking: Ecuador is a great place for mountain biking. There are hundreds of fun dirt roads, most of them in places with fantastic mountain scenery. You might see glittering hummingbirds while riding around, especially near Baños, and can cycle beneath several waterfalls!

    Mountain biking in the cloud forests of Ecuador.

  • Hiking in the mountains: The Andes are a wonderful place for hiking and Baños, Ecuador is no exception. Roads and trails just outside of town can be walked and the scenery always includes views of a spectacular volcano.

    Tungurahua Volcano.

  • Soaking in scented, thermal waters: Ok, so this activity is all about relaxation but it’s such a satisfying one that it has to be mentioned!

    A rose scented bath in Banos.

Visit Baños, Ecuador for plenty of fun, exciting activities! Let us help you plan your trip!

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The Galapagos Marine Reserve

The fertile waters, coral reefs, rocky beaches and mangroves surrounding the Galapagos Islands are protected as part of the Marine Reserve. They are as rich in wildlife as the famous Islands themselves and snorkelers and divers will be amazed by the large number of vividly colored fish, sea stars and urchins on the coral reefs.

More than 60 tourist locations have been identified in the Reserve of which only a few are
visited with any frequency, others receive no more than 100 tourists per year, and some have never been visited at all.

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is truly special. Created in 1998 to protect to the famous Galapagos Islands, this protected area is considered to be as important as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in terms of diversity. It is also one of the largest protected marine areas in the world (138,000 km2) and in 2001 was declared a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO.

One of the more dramatic species that the visitor will find living beneath the surface is the immense manta ray, which can grow to over 7 meters long, while several species of shark also live here, including hammerheads and the 12 meter long whale shark. This is the largest type of fish recorded, but fortunately this shark only feeds on plankton, and poses no threat to humans. In total the visitor will find 447 species of fish in the Reserve, including 29 species of shark.

The Reserve also contains a large number of marine mammals, and here the visitor will find 23 species of dolphins and whales, including the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale, which can reach 30 meters in length and up to 150 tons in weight. Other mammals include sperm and killer whales, several species of dolphins, and the distinctive and unique Galapagos sea lions, which bask on the beaches with their black-furred pups and are not afraid of humans.

The sea turtles are also unperturbed by human presence, and will calmly swim past divers. The green turtles, the only species to nest on the Islands, are critically endangered as a result of hunting and the value placed on their eggs. The Marine Reserve is an important refuge for these creatures.

The fascinating marine iguanas that the tourist will find here are unique to the Galapagos. They are capable of submerging for thirty minutes and the saltpetre (Potassium Nitrate) they expel from glands in their snouts gives them their characteristic white faces.

Highlights:

Aside from their abundance and uniqueness, the fearlessness of the animals is what sets the Galapagos apart from any other region on the planet. Getting up close to sea lions, penguins and giant tortoises is breathtaking, while swimming underwater alongside sea turtles – and sea lions – is a truly exhilarating experience.

Thanks to the coral reefs, this is also one of the favorite places for snorkeling and diving, for both experienced divers and beginners.

Climate:

January to May are the hottest months, with temperatures hovering around 31–33°C, the cooler moths are from June to December when the temperature ranges between 19 and 26 °C . The water temperature depends on the ocean currents and ranges from 22 -24°C in the months between May and November, when the colder and nutritionally richer southern current prevails, and between 24 and 26°C from December to June when the temperature rises with the arrival of the warmer and nutritionally poorer tropical current of Panama.

What to bring:
Sun screen.
Hat.
Sunglasses.
Light, protective clothing (long sleeved shirt and long trousers).
Walking boots/shoes.
Swimwear.
Diving or snorkeling equipment, if not provided by the tour operator.

How to get here:

All planes to the Galapagos Islands leave from the coastal city of Guayaquil. However, tourists can easily find connecting flights from Quito. The airlines running this service are Aerogal and TAME.
The area by numbers
• 4,000: The depth, in meters, of the deepest water of the Reserve.
• 2,909: The total number of marine species in the Reserve, of which around 18% (524) are endemic.
• 88: The number of species of coastal and sea birds which inhabit the Reserve.
• 29: The number of shark species found here.

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A Reporter at Large MOI GOES TO WASHINGTON by Joe Kane and Richard Avedon

 

May 2, 1994 A REPORTER AT LARGE about a visit by Moi, a Huaorani Indian from the Ecuadorian Amazon, to Washington, D.C., to present the case of his tribe to the U.S. President. It had taken him nearly two weeks to reach Washington. He had written a letter inviting the President to visit the Huaorani. At the White House gate, he gripped the fence, as if testing its strength, and his eyes narrowed in calculation: he went into the Huaorani zone, as writer had come to think of it. He said, “I believe I can climb this fence and reach the front door before the soldiers get me.” Writer dissuaded him. Moi had been brought to Washington by a team of attorneys from the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, which, on behalf of the Huaorani, had filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an arm of the Organization of American States. Over the last twenty years, American oil development in the Oriente–as the Ecuadorian Amazon is known–has proceeded virtually without regulation. Every day, the petroleum industry dumps millions of gallons of untreated toxic pollutants into a watershed extending over 50,000 square miles of rainforest, and it has opened vast stretches of the region to colonization and deforestation. Commercial oil production in the Huaorani territory is expected to begin sometime this year. The Huaorani petition charges that this will be ethnocide, and asks the commission to investigate, but it’s a long shot at best. Tells about Moi’s testimony before the OAS, which author also took part in, and Moi’s being picked up by the military on his return to Ecuador. The OAS was refused permission to investigate the case and Moi was eventually released. Read more http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1994/05/02/1994_05_02_074_TNY_CARDS_000367821#ixzz1iguzD7xM

I am sure the people who wrote this image will be interested to know that on that same year Tropic supported Moi’s vision to create an ecotourism program that would help his community and nation to share with visitors from the world their efforts to preserve their culture and territory. You can visit Moi’s project, luckly meet him at his communities ecolodge called Huaorani Ecolodge, for more details you can visit www.huaorani.com or contact us at info@tropiceco.com

WITH SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES by Joe Kane

LETTER FROM THE AMAZON about the Huaorani tribe of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and their efforts to prevent oil development by large oil companies in their tribal region. Tells about a note sent to Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., the chairman and CEO of DuPont, the parent corporation of Conoco oil company, which had oil rights to the Huao lands. Tells about Conoco’s elaborate plan to preserve the Huaorani, which included guards, gates, satellite surveillance and other measures designed to prevent colonization of the Huaorani lands. Read more http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1993/09/27/1993_09_27_054_TNY_CARDS_000364231#ixzz1igtLRPwx We are proud to share this story and I am sure the author would be proud to see that many years later this tribe lead by Moi Enomenga and partnering with Tropic Journeys in Nature found in Ecotourism and the Huaorani Ecolodge on a sustainable way to prevent oi Development, illegal extractions,…. For more details about this award winning venture please visit: www.huaorani.com or contact Tropic at info@tropiceco.com

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