In the recent eBulletin, two new land purchases were announced: A further 4 properties in the ‘Matumbo Gap’ have been purchased by REGUA, WLT’s partners in Brazil. In Ecuador, Fundación Ecominga has secured a further 400 hectares of land, which means that the river that passes through the Cerro Candelaria Reserve will now be protected on both banks.
The map shows the Três Picos National Park in blue, with existing REGUA-managed land in red, separated by the Matumbo Gap.
-New Land Saved in Brazil & Ecuador-
*Brazil**: *Since the land purchase in the Matumbo Gap was reported (on p. 8 of WLT’s Spring Newsletter) *a further 4 properties have been secured * by WLT Brazilian Project Partner REGUA. Through this land acquisition REGUA are protecting a crucial wildlife corridor, with the aim to purchase 320 hectares of land in this strategically important area.
*Ecuador:* Fundación Ecominga has secured *a further 400 hectares of land*. This represents an exciting new purchase because the segment of the river that passes through the Cerro Candelaria Reserve will now be protected on both banks all the way to the river’s headwaters.