Dra. Veronica Arias, Secretary of Environment of Ilustre Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, referred to the Yanacocha Reserve as a site of importance because it preserves remnants of native forest near the city, in addition she refers to the Center interpretation as an important site of environmental education to raise awareness among citizens. Similarly, Mr. Luis Hipo on behalf of the Community of Yanacocha expressed the importance of the reserve for the community and their interest to continue working for the conservation of Yanacocha forest as a legacy for future generations.
Dr. Nigel Simpson, founding member and main sponsor of the Yanacocha Interpretation Centre, made the symbolic ribbon cutting for the opening. The guests were happy after visiting the centre which will be an environmental education space for the reserve visitors. Finally, some of them enjoyed a walk through the trails of the Reserve.