The new National Park Rio Negro-Sopladora in Ecuador:
Already today, more than 25 percent of the land area in Ecuador’s is national park. Now another one joins in: The National Park Rio Negro-Sopladora is located in the south of the small Andean state and protects at 30,000 Hector almost untouched alpine plateaus and forests with about 550 species of plants and animals. The area is hardly developed and uninhabited until today. Agriculture is hardly possible due to the mountain landscape.
A 45-kilometer trail traverses the area and was used by the pre-Inca cultures Cañari & Ashuarc for the exchange of goods from the highlands to the Amazon. This trail is one of Ecuador’s most beautiful and challenging trails.