In 1997 E.O. Wilson commented that,
“The extraordinary value of the Ecuadorian western forests, including the largest remaining remnants that include Intag, is well known to biologist around the world and often cited in the scientific literatura. I am personally even more impressed by the uniqueness and the rich biodiversity in the remnant forests, and the potential value of their flora and fauna to Ecuador and the rest of the world. I have believed in the past, and am more convinced now, that these endangered habitats should be given the very high priority in conservation worldwide"
Pete Shear, along with other community members throughout Pucará hope to start a COMMUNITY CLOUD FOREST RESERVE. This will provide jobs alternative to mining, prevent out-migration, and emphasize reforestation/conservation. Please support this proposal, cause, and overall development plan!
Pictures and footage taken by Kiele Phillips, UVM Film 2013 graduate.