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Sangay National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1983
Location: South America, Ecuador, Provinces of Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua
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Description: Sangay National Park within its territory affluently incorporates the entire world’s ecosystems. With a range from tropical rainforests to glaciers, the site contrasts snowcapped peaks with the forests of the plains; an area of outstanding natural beauty with two still active volcanoes. Through its isolation various indigenous species have survived here, such as the mountain tapir and the Andean condor. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Sangay National Park is a national park located in the Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua provinces of Ecuador. The park contains two active volcanoes (Tungurahua and Sangay) and ecosystems ranging from tropical rainforests to glaciers. The park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. In 1992, it was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in danger due to illegal poaching, extensive grazing, unplanned road construction and encroachment of the park's perimeter. It was removed from the list of endangered sites in 2005. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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