It is located in the southeastern region, in the province of Morona Santiago. Two elevations of this part of the eastern mountain range, Siete Iglesias and Pan de Azúcar, belonging to the Municipality of the San Juan Bosco canton, are also protected by the Ministry of Environment. Therefore, it has the particularity of being the first area with the category of Municipal Conservation Area that is integrated into the National System of Protected Areas of the State. The area protects a strip of cloud forests located above 1,100 meters in altitude; in addition to protecting a rich biodiversity, several rivers indispensable for the provision of water to the cities and towns surrounding the protected area are born in these ecosystems, especially in the San Juan Bosco canton.
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