Bosques de Paz Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador/Peru)

Located in the southwest of Ecuador and northwest of Peru, this site covers a total area of 1,616,988 ha. It includes territories of the western foothills of the Andes, with altitudes reaching up to 3,000 metres, which has generated a biodiversity with a high degree of endemism. The biosphere reserve includes the seasonally dry forests of Ecuador and Peru, which form the heart of the Endemic Region of Tumbes, one of the most important biodiversity hotspots of the world. This region has 59 endemic species, of which 14 are threatened. Its 617,000 inhabitants live mainly from livestock activities and tourism.