The Neblina Reserve cloud forest
The Neblina Reserve consists of over 2,200 hectares of threatened high altitude cloud forest in north-west Ecuador. Teeming with wildlife, this area of forest is unusually rich in orchids and epiphytes alongside endangered animal species such as spectacled bears, pumas, ocelots, tapirs, toucans, rare frogs, hummingbirds and the highly endangered black-and-chestnut eagle (Spizaetus isidori).
The Neblina Reserve is located in the Tropical Andes global biodiversity hotspot. This bioregion is about four times more diverse than Ecuador's lowland Amazon forests, and far more threatened.