Language: Spanish with English summary
This report contains the findings from a rapid biological assessment of the Tepuis in the Upper Nangaritza River Basin in Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador. The purpose of the survey was to provide data to support increased protection for the newly created Colon-Shuar Nangaritza Tepuis Conservation Area, a private, protected forest. The assessment was conducted in paramillo, dwarf forest, and premontane wet forest. The team encountered high levels of biodiversity and endemism, including thirty-one new species. Detailed conservation recommendations are provided.
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Juan M. Guayasamin and Elisa Bonaccorso are researchers at the Center for Biodiversity and Climate Change Research at Universidad Tecnologica Indoamerica in Ecuador.