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ANTISANA ECOLOGICAL

RESERVE

Alejandra León Palomino


Antisana is an ecological reserve, in its
territory impressive landscapes and a very
diverse wild life have been created.
The landscapes of this reserve are marked by the volcanic activity of Antisana.
The last eruption of this volcano was 300 years ago and it was known as
"reventazón de antisanilla" and the petrified remains of lava can be observed
when going up to the Mica lagoon.
The biodiversity of the
Antisana reserve has 418
species of birds, 73 of
mammals and 61 of
amphibians and reptiles.
IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION

The Osornoapo of Antisana, The Andean condor that uses


a brownish miniature that Antisana as a place to sleep and
lives among the rocks of the nest.
moor.
ITS MAIN ATTRACTIONS

 It is one of the most beautiful  It is of glacial origin, the lagoon  The Antisana moorlands, there
and unique elevations in is a spectacle of nature, given are extensive moorlands with
Ecuador. that in its cold waters ducks, almohadillas.
chupiles and gallaretas swim.
 It is wide and its two summits  These are small plants that
are almost always covered with grow in dense colonies.
snow.
THE ACTIVITIES ALLOWED
IN CONCLUSION

The Antisana is a geographical space worthy of admiration specially for the way in
which different species of animal and vegetation can coexist in harmony, because it was
declared a National Park. It is also important to consider that it is a tourist center,
when you observed the vegetation that must be value and not destroyed.