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Ranger Edison protects the nature reserve from illegal hunting and logging

Reserve ranger: Edison Gabriela Merchan Gonzales
Country: Ecuador
Partner: Fundación Pro-Bosque

On the outskirts of the city of Guayaquil, ranger Edison protects the Cerro Blanco Protected Forest - one of the last remaining Ecuadorian dry forests that are considered to be in critical danger of extinction.

Edison spends five hours a day patrolling the reserve to protect the wildlife from illegal hunters and the trees from loggers. Being close to the city means the forest is threatened by expanding squatter settlements, tree cutting, and forest fires caused mainly by hunters.

Ranger Edison said: "If we didn't do this work, people would cut down trees and kill animals to sell their meat or take them from the wild to keep as pets."

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