The El Guabo Municipal Conservation Area, established on June 15, protects 31,812 acres of cloud and montane forests, paramo grasslands, and wetlands in the province of El Oro. El Guabo is home to three recently described species of terrestrial frogs discovered in 2016 thanks to an investigation by the National Institute of Biodiversity – Ecuador. Other species in the area include 45 species of amphibians, 74 species of reptiles, and 556 species of birds.
The protection of its key water resources will benefit 50,000 inhabitants in the region.
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El Guabo Municipal Conservation Area was made possible through AAF grantee Nature and Culture International, who collaborated with the Provincial Government of El Oro, the Municipal Government of El Guabo, the Ministry of Environment and Water of Ecuador, and the Management Committee of Macizo del Cajas Biosphere Reserve.