Sangay National Park

Sangay National Park, situated in the provinces of Morona Santiago, Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Cañar and Azuay in Ecuador, is a World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO since 1983. Spanning an elevation of 900 to 5319 meters above sea level, the park boasts a vast array of habitats, including glaciers, volcanic landscapes, tropical rainforests, cloud forests, wetlands, grasslands and 31.5 square kilometers of páramo. It is also home to 327 lakes which feed into a wetland system. Unfortunately, the park was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1992 due to illegal poaching, extensive grazing, unplanned road construction and encroachment of the park's perimeter. This resulted in its removal from the UNESCO list of endangered sites in 2005.


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