Complejo de Humedales Ñucanchi Turupamba

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Complejo de Humedales Ñucanchi Turupamba

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    12,290 ha
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    00°16'S 78°09'W
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Complejo de Humedales Ñucanchi Turupamba. 05/06/06; Napo, Pichincha; 12,290 ha; 00°16'S 078°09'W. The Ñucanchi Turupamba wetland complex performs an important hydrological function by recharging aquifers, filtering water and regulating the water level of the adjacent peatlands. It also hosts endangered species such as the CITES Appendix I spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) and the andean condor (Vultur gryphus). The site constitutes an important nesting and breeding ground for numerous waterfowl species. A number of water storage areas have been built within the site for water treatment, irrigation and to generate electricity for approximately 1,500,000 people. Ramsar site No. 1625.Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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    • Reserva Ecológica - Cayambe Coca
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