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Neblina Reserve granted legally protected SNAP status for third area

One year after becoming part of Ecuador’s National System of Protected Areas, Rainforest Concern’s Neblina Cloud Forest Reserve has been granted legally protected SNAP status for a third area.

Applications for all three areas began in 2017. It’s been a long process since then with biodiversity surveys, reports, ecosystem mapping and much iteration between our team and the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment. Finally, the third area of the Neblina Reserve has been granted prestigious SNAP status.

SNAP (Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas) means that the reserve has enhanced protection under the law, giving increased security from threats like mining and securing the reserve’s lasting importance as an ecological corridor.

The Neblina Reserve is only the third private reserve to have been granted SNAP status.