Posted by Southland Touring On January - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

Septimo Paraiso Cloud Forest Reserve is a private protected area, created in 2001, with the aim of saving and preserving the forest and the diverse ecosystems that are contained within it. It is managed by the Green Mindo Foundation, which is in charge of the conservation and the study of its 420 hectares of pre-montane and montane cloud forest in the Mindo-Tandayapa eco-corridor.

The Reserve has one of the largest bird counts of the north-western area of Pichincha, with 328 species of birds. Several species of mammal have been found; such as puma, spectacled bear, black howler monkey, capuchin monkey, Andean coati, armadillos, white tailed and brocket deer, two toed sloth to name just a few. Also an incredible number of reptile and amphibian species had been spotted, plus an overwhelming number of plant species. The altitude within the reserve drastically changes from 950 meters to 1650 meters above sea level. In addition, the isolation of the region has created one of the most delicate, but rich and complex ecosystems known in the Mindo region.

Septimo Paraiso started its operation in March 2001 and practices ecologically and environmentally safe tourism. Stressing the fact that ecotourism can be done first class, offering visitors the best services and infrastructure without losing the sense for conservation as can be Certified by Smart Voyager, Rainforest Alliance and other related organizations.  More info click here

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