November 18, 2014
A Place in the Forest
- as seen by -Edison Araguillin and Alicia Srinivas @WCS Ecuador
In the forest fragments of northwest Ecuador lives the indigenous Awá, a group that maintains a longstanding connection with nature. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Ecuador Program works with the Awá to protect their heritage and to ensure that both their culture, and the wildlife that is inextricably tied to it, persist into the future.
I spotted this brightly colored Imbabura tree frog in the midst of lush vegetation by a crystalline lake. Since this frog is a vulnerable species in Ecuador, I took its presence as a sign that the Awá continue to be excellent stewards of the forest.
With Alicia Srinivas.
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