This initiative operates in the Northwestern portion of the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador, in a montane forest landscape that covers 124,000 ha and spans an elevational range from 400 to 4,700 m a.s.l.

The area has high diversity and endemism, as it sits in the transition of the Choco-Magdalena and Tropical Andes biodiversity hotspots.

Different actions have been promoted under the umbrella of sustainable land management: conservation of critical habitats, forest restoration, and sustainable productive practices. A set of integrated monitoring activities accompany these practices to assess their effectiveness. The monitoring includes: 1) water quality using macroinvertebrates; 2) land use and land cover change; 3) plot-level indicators in restored areas (e.g. vegetation cover, soil fertility); and 4) forest dynamics in permanent forest plots.

Website: (Currently under construction)

Contact: Dr. Manuel Peralvo, CONDESAN (

Photo © Manuel Peralvo


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