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Aves & Conservación (A & C) - BirdLife in Ecuador is implementing the project "Conservation of forests high-Andean northwest of DMQ as part of the Strategy Quito to Climate Change (EQACC), by boosting tourism initiatives, community and public awareness" thanks to the sponsorship of the Environment Fund of the Metropolitan Environment (DMQ) in the Municipality of Quito.

Aves & Conservación BIRDLIFE EN ECUADOR - Turismo Comunitario y Zamarrito Pechinegro
Proyecto de los bosques altos-andinos:

E The project reflects the interest and initiative of communities of San Francisco and Santiago de Alambi Alaspungo, identified through the pre-test environmental partner Bird & Conservation conducted in the area in the period between July 2006 and December 2007, Under the project "Rapid Ecological Assessment and Field Verification of the presence of Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis) in potential habitat in the IBA of Mindo and western slopes of the Pichincha volcano" funded by the Ecofondo.

Aves & Conservación BIRDLIFE EN ECUADOR - Evaluación Ecológica Rápida y verificación de campo de la presencia del Zamarrito Pechinegro:

Species action plan (download pdf) de accion ZP fin(1).pdf

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Within this context, the indigenous communities to identify community-based tourism and recreational nature as an opportunity for the development of tourism and environmental awareness Quito market segments interested in the lifestyle farmer and important habitat for endangered species species such as the Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis), the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus).

On the other hand, according to the results of this project and other studies conducted by Aves & Conservación, identified climate change as one of the most serious threats to both the Black-breasted Puffleg, hummingbird critically endangered bird is also the Emblematic of the Metropolitan District of Quito, as well as for other species of local flora and fauna, as these species could be displaced to areas of higher altitude where there is no suitable habitat for their survival. This shift will take place due to the expansion of the range of other species that today lowest altitudinal range, same as due to changes in temperature and rainfall patterns would be possible to occupy the habitat of species ranges higher. Consequently, the structure, composition and ecosystem functions of height, and high Andean forests, will be affected significantly.


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Similarly, the combined activities of A & C focused on the Black-breasted Puffleg with the participation of various actors in the area, could establish a Plan of Action for the conservation of this species. The Plan includes among its priority actions the need for integrated conservation and development that contribute both to the preservation of high-Andean forests as the generation of sustainable economic alternatives to be developed with communities and people in the area. In this plan it is noted that due to climate change, conservation of the last remaining high-Andean forests of DMQ not only help to preserve the biodiversity of the area but also to maintain the quality and quantity of water that these forests provide north the city of Quito.

The project focuses on two components: community tourism and environmental awareness. The first component is aimed at local communities are able to promote sustainable economic activities in tourism-oriented community based in nature, which began with the diagnosis tourist area, the development of training workshops on customer service, guidance and providing food to those interested community members. It also implemented a forest trail Pacaya and improvement work carried out community infrastructure to receive tourists in the community Alambi and Alaspungo. To promote tourism in the area, have produced promotional materials such as posters, leaflets and brochures that include information required (text and photographs) of the attractions.

Simultaneously, A & C developed processes of public awareness regarding climate change and environmental services that forests provide high Andean focused on educational institutions in the north of Quito, in order to promote the appreciation and interest to support tourism activities in nature contribute to sustainable development of communities living in rural areas of the DMQ. This process has involved more than 2,500 students than forty educational institutions. Environmental awareness workshops have been developed using audiovisual material and educational activities for communicating information on the subject, and talks to jointly develop the students, practical solutions and everyday for reducing climate change.






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