As a historical landmark, the province of Chimborazo has a new protected area declared through an agreement by the Ministry of the Environment and Water. It is the Ichubamba Protected Area located in the Ichubamba-Yasipán Cooperative of the Cebadas parish in the Guamote canton, with an extension of about five thousand hectares.
“The Province of Chimborazo is the only one in the country that currently achieved this declaration with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and Water and all the actors that have joined this cause,” said Edison Campos, director of Environmental Management of the Honorable Provincial Council.
As part of this declaration, the Chimborazo Prefecture will provide native plants to inhabitants of the area of influence of the protected area and, as an incentive to the community members, fruit plants, taking into account that the Cooperative will be part of the Life Fund promoted by the Directorate of Environment of the provincial entity, which will allow them to finance productive projects that are directly aimed at protecting the environment.
Ichubamba joins the two existing protected areas in the province: the Chimborazo Fauna Production Reserve, created on October 26, 1987, and located in the provinces of Chimborazo, Tungurahua and Bolívar, with an extension of 58,560 hectares and the Park Nacional Sangay, created on June 16, 1975 with an extension of 517,765 hectares, covering the provinces of; Tungurahua, Chimborazo, Morona Santiago and Cañar.