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Mindo, Ecuador

Photo: Alexey Yakovlev, Caterpillar

Wikipedia: Mindo is a mountainous watershed in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. In this transitional area — which covers an area of 268 square kilometers (103 sq mi) and ranges from 960–3,440 metres (3,150–11,290 ft) above sea level — three rivers (Mindo, Saloya and Cinto) and hundreds of streams irrigate the landscape, which is a patchwork of cloud forests, secondary forests, agricultural land, and human settlements.

Mindo el paraiso perdido, es un destino icono del turismo del Ecuador, está ubicado sobre los 1250 m.s.n.m. cuenta con un bosque protector llamado Mindo-Nambillo, considerado como uno de los lugares con mayor biodiversidad del planeta

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