Macizo de Cajas (Ecuador)
Situated in the south-west of Ecuador, this biosphere reserve includes a large number of ecosystems ranging from high mountains down to coastal and marine areas along the Pacific. It includes the Las Cajas National Park and the Quimsacocha National Recreational Area, which play an important role in water provision and regulation. Las Cajas National Park is also rich in biodiversity, especially endemic north-Andean fauna and is recognized as a Ramsar site, important for bird conservation. The World Heritage City of Cuenca is also part of the reserve.