Travel Agent Central: Ecuador’s Mashpi Lodge Discovers 10th Species for Science in 10 Years

Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador has announced the discovery of a new plant species, making it the 10th species discovery at the eco-lodge in 10 years. Since opening in 2012, the eco-lodge has spent the past decade committed to protecting the 2,882-hectare Mashpi Reserve, home to over 400 bird species and 500 plant species, besides monkeys, peccaries and even puma. See how Rainforest Connection is monitoring and protecting this area, how it’s developed well beyond the purpose of threat detection, and how you can see for yourself if you find yourself at the Mashpi Reserve in the near future!

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