Earth Day 2023 - Maquipucuna

April 22, 2023
Some pictures from the Maquipucuna reserve in the Choco Rain forest of Ecuador in celebration of Earth Day 2023

An Earth Day 2023 shoutout to all those working hard to help preserve the beauty and diversity of our natural world. These pics are from a recent trip the Maquipucuna Reserve in the Choco forest of Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Maquipacuna was established over 30 years ago and has been a leader in not just preservation but engagement and collaboration with local communities and researchers, in addition to hosting nature lovers from around the world. They have a particular focus on the Andean Spectacled Bear, who can be seen there munching on wild avocados in the fall. I haven't spotted one yet, but hopefully will get to on a future visit :)

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360 videos along the trails. Bump up the resolution to $k in the gear/settings menu for the best experience.