Ranger Luis: News
Reserve ranger: Luis Recalde
Partner: Fundación EcoMinga
An accomplished photographer, ranger Luis is passionate about capturing the wildlife that he works to protect and once photographed animal behaviour that was new to science.
Working with his brother Jesus, he safeguards EcoMinga's nature reserves high in the eastern Andes of Ecuador from illegal hunting, logging and environmental damage.
He also plants trees and regenerates areas of the Cerro Candelaria Reserve as part of a reforestation programme by World Land Trust (WLT).
Luis said: “Monkeys and birds will soon be able to use the new forests that we have made!”
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Read about ranger Luis’ wildlife encounters and adventures from the field:
16 December 2014World Land Trust (WLT) has released funds to extend Cerro Candelaria Reserve, an area of threatened habitat that shelters extraordinary biodiversity. Located in the eastern Ande...
25 June 2014Luis Recalde, a wildlife ranger supported by World Land Trust (WLT) has recorded a resident troop of Woolly Monkeys, one of the most impressive species in Rio Zuñac Reserve....
14 December 2012For the second year running World Land Trust (WLT) took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge – and it was no less nail-biting this year than it was in 2011. W...
17 May 2012Reserve ranger, Luis Recalde, captures a powerful image of a richly patterned venomous snake high in the eastern Andes of Ecuador Curled up on a branch in the forest, this beautif...
06 March 2012Discover more about the lives and work of our rangers who protect some of the most threatened habitats and wildlife on Earth It has been a year since World Land Trust (WLT) laun...
28 February 2012Celebrate the success of amphibian conservation across the world on Leap Day, February 29, and raise awareness about the challenges these species still face World Land Trust (WL...
09 July 2011Keen wildlife photographer, Luis Recalde, shares his passion for the species and environment he protects as a reserve ranger, funded by the World Land Trust’s Keepers of the...