Ecuador is the most biodiverse country, per square meter, in the world. Mindo, located two hours from the capital Quito in the Andean cloud forest, ilustrates the country’s natural richness perfectly. It’s a top bird watching destinations and offers spectacular hikes and a wide range of adventure activities.
The community’s recent history is shaped by a radical change from extractive forestry industry to tourism. While the incoming tourists offer a lot of people in Mindo a secure income, they often also have a negative impact