Located in the Bosque Protector de la Cuenca Alta del Río Pita (Upper Pita River Basin Protected Forest) and Hacienda Yanahurco, which comprise the provinces of Pichincha and Napo, the project area represents a connectivity corridor between Cotopaxi, Antisana, and Cayambe Coca National Parks, the Pasochoa Protected Forest, and the Colonso-Chalupas Ecological Reserve. Several rivers and streams originate here, including the Jatunyacu River, which is a tributary of the great Napo River. The area has great importance for the conservation of water resources, especially for the city of Quito, while also benefiting both the highlands and the Amazon region.
The project is based on an inter-institutional cooperation agreement and the joint management of complementary sources of financing with private companies and other stakeholders interested in being part of the project. Project goals include:
Native Trees Planted: NA
Hectares Restored: NA
Nurseries Built & Maintained: 1
Communities Involved: 1
2022-2023 Tree Planting Projection: 50,000