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Second Cazaderos Purchase Protects Critical Tropical Forest
May/June 2009

2,700 additional acres in an unspoiled section of tropical deciduous forest

NCI has purchased an additional 2,700 acres in the Cazaderos section of southwestern Ecuador in an unspoiled section of tropical deciduous forest – a highly endangered ecosystem type of which only 5% currently remains. The acquisition is located in the largest continuous block of tropical deciduous forest in the region, and forms a critical forest corridor between NCI’s La Ceiba Reserve and the Biosphere Reserve of Northwestern Peru. This purchase adds to a 2,300 acre prop-erty that NCI acquired in the Cazaderos region earlier this year. The Mantled Howler Monkey, Peccary, and Boa constrictor, in addition to dear, pumas and many of the most threatened bird species of the region can all be found here.

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