The Dracula Orchid Reserve

Dracula orchids may have a haunting side, but these fascinating Masdevallia relatives need your help. Newly discovered Dracula species in Ecuador are threatened by deforestation. Conservation groups are attempting to create a new nature sanctuary in northwestern Ecuador, to be named the Dracula Orchid Reserve. Rainforest Trust and Fundación EcoMinga want to save part of the Chocó region, whose coastal rainforest is considered to be one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. “The Chocó is the richest area,” said Rainforest Trust CEO Paul Salaman. “It’s possible that this small reserve of just 650 acres [263 hectares] could hold five percent of all the orchids on Earth.” Many other rare plants, birds, and endangered creatures like the Spectacled Bear also make their homes in this incredible jungle.

You can help Rainforest Trust with donations, which are tax deductible as allowed by law. They even accept Bitcoin donations. Read more about the proposed Dracula Orchid Reserve at the Epoch Times.

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2 Comments on “The Dracula Orchid Reserve”

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