PERU


  • Ampay
  • Rontoccocha
  • kiuñalla

ECUADOR


  • Nice view
  • Nanegalito
  • Yunguilla
  • Mashpi

COLOMBIA


  • Saint Sebastian
  • San Miguel
  • Arvi

CHILE


  • Lauca
  • Tolhuaca
  • Quinquén Community

Ecosystems 

LEARNINGABOUT THE ANDEAN FORESTS


The Andes are the highest mountain range in the world outside of Asia. The arboreal Andean subregions (north, center, and south) differ in their genesis and the way they interact with atmospheric circulation, resulting in a wide range of environmental conditions creating varied ecosystems.

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  • The Andes have a great variety of climates
  • The Andes are home to hundreds of endemic species
  • The Andes store water with their cloud forests
  • The Andes mitigate climate change

Threats

PROTECTTHE ANDEAN FORESTS


Over time, Andean forests have lost a large area of ​​their territory: they currently cover only 5 to 10% of their original surface. Scientists warn that climate change could destroy another fifth of the remaining territory. The effects would be disastrous for the inhabitants of the heights: possible landslides, floods, droughts and water shortages, poor air quality.

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  • The extractive use of Andean forests
  • The conversion of ecosystems for agricultural uses
  • Climate change problematic