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Ranger Ángel

Reserve ranger: Ángel Roberto Andrade
Country: Ecuador
Partner organisation:Naturaleza y Cultura Ecuador 

Ángel works in the Numbami Reserve on the eastern slopes of the Andes, protecting the sub-tropical montane forest from potential threats.

His primary job is as a Forest ranger, which involves patrolling an area of around 3,500 acres (1,400 hectares) on foot and sometimes horseback, travelling up to 4 kilometres a day. The forest habitat is more pristine in higher altitudes, with predictably more disturbances near the road.

His day-to-day wildlife sightings include toucans, guans, tanagers, monkeys, Andean cock-of-the-rock and parrots. He has observed the Porcupine (or Guanguro) defending itself with its long quills, and an ocelot sneaking into properties to steal chickens. However, he would love to observe a Spectacled Bear in the wild as they are very rare in the area.

Ángel is dedicated to environmental protection. Before working for NCEcuador he worked in agriculture and livestock farming but becoming a ranger has meant he now has a stable income, had specialist training and contributes directly to conservation.

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