Toucan Barbet. Photo: Lynn Freeman.
Richard Parsons is considered to be one of the pioneers of eco-tourism in Ecuador. Back in 1991 he and his wife Gloria set up the Bellavista Lodge Cloud Forest Reserve & Lodge, two hours north of the capital of Quito. It’s also the only known home of the Olinguito, the first new species of mammal, Bassaricyon neblina in the raccoon family Procyonidae to be discovered and named in the Americas in the past 35 years!
Join Lynn Freeman on a trip to the Bellavista Cloud Forest.
Gallery: Bellavista Cloud Forest