|2005||Removed from Danger list|
|1983||Inscribed||Reasons for inscription|David Hlatky (Australia):
My name is David Hlatky, I have dual citizenship (Ecuadorian and Australian); I grew up in Ecuador and lived there until I was 24 years old. When I turned 24 I finished my Uni degree and travelled to Australia to further my studies and eventually finished my master’s degree in Environmental Management.
I have (sporadically - some time ago now) been in contact with Craig Downer from the Tapir Foundation and Mark Hockings from the United Nations.
I wanted to emphasise the fact that the national park is being exploited by increasing human settlements all along the Guamote - Macas Road. The national park is shrinking all along the road and settlements are going deeper and deeper inside the National Park. If no action is taken is only a matter of years before we lose critical habitats and species within the park.
I hope this letter is added to a number of claims already made from interested parties; I hope this claim does not fall into deaf ears.
Date posted: July 2011
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