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September 28, 2009: Habitat assessment, day two.

HummingBirdNature  The work to be done today is similar to yesterday. But do not misunderstand, it is just as exciting as before. We are heading for an observatory tower. Unfortunately the sky is full of mist, not good for pictures. I will simply link you to the Choco-Andean Corridor Project, and you can see why it is so important to learn and protect this beautiful, wonderful, gorgeous forest. At the end of workday there was still enough energy for a secondHabitatAssessmentQuadrant   international soccer game. Ecuador beat the international team 4 to 1. Then a hard-earned shower and dinner followed by a presentation on biodiversity. We have learned as an example that, compared to China which has a 30 times more area, Ecuador has more plant species (7000), mainly because of the different altitudes we can find in the country, and the climate's relative stability.

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