Ecuador Jungle is home to several Indigenous ethnic groups still living traditionally and maintaining its ancestral traditions.
Ecuador's Amazon Jungle has a total area of 116,604 Km2. It is characterized by their tropical forest and possessor of an incalculable biological diversity.
Only 4.8% of the population live in this vast area, which despite frantic deforestation still remains covered by tropical rainforest.
The jungle in Ecuador is composed by the following Provinces: Sucumbios, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe.
In terms of biological diversity, Ecuador is one of the countries with more wealth in the world. Is the house of 1,600 species of birds, 415 of amphibians and 3,500 of orchids at least, representing 17%, 10% and 18% respectively of the world total.
The weather in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador is hot, humid and rainy and the temperature varies between 23 C and 26 C.
It is the habitat of several indigenous ethnic groups and tribes such as the: Huaorani, Shuar, Ashuar, Kichwa, Siona Secoya, Cofan, Zaparo and Quijos who are still living traditionally, maintaining their distinct customs and traditions.
This indigenous people have lived in the Ecuador rainforest for thousands of years and they still keep their ancestral traditions alive, displaying their customs, rituals and wisdom acting as the guardians of the world's biodiversity and conserving Ecuador jungle for future generations.
Like most of the remaining pristine rainforest, Yasuni houses an impressive biodiversity.
The Park includes important watersheds of the Napo, Yasuni, Tiputini, Nashiño, and Cononaco rivers and several tributaries of the Curaray river. More About Yasuni National Park
It extends from the Andes Mountains and is shared by the provinces of Tungurahua, Chimborazo and Morona Santiago.
It's home to a variety of animals like the Mountain Tapir, spectacled bear and the ocelot.
The main mountains of this national park are the Sangay, El Altar and Tungurahua volcano.
Recent field investigations have confirmed the singularity of the ecology of this Ecuador jungle region and cite the high levels of species diversity in the north while the south has a high level of endemism.
This Park covers an area of 205,249 Ha. Two main centers make up the reserve: Sumaco volcano and its peaks and the mountains of Negro and Pan de Azucar, and the Napo Galeras whose flanks take in an area very rich in streams and springs.
Located in the northeastern side of Sucumbios province, this reserve covers a territory of 655,781 Ha, between the river basins of San Miguel and the Aguarico.
One of the main objectives of the Cuyabeno Reserve is to preserve an area of Ecuador jungle, considered the most complex ecosystem in the world.
This protected area is characterized by its high biodiversity and the interactions between species. Many species of birds, some in danger of extinction, and a large variety of fauna also live in this ecological reserve.
This is basically made up of the Limoncocha Lake, the adjacent area and the lake Yanacocha or Black Lake. The reserve is approximately 2.5 km2 in size and houses an enviable biological diversity.
You reach this ecological reserve in a small plane arriving at the community of Scharamentsa. From there, you travel in canoe to Kapawi.
Kapawi is a lodge constructed by the Achuar Indians following their traditional construction techniques. There are 20 comfortable double cabins, each with a private bathroom, hot water (produced by solar energy) and electricity produced by solar energy.
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Ecuador jungle with its huge protected areas provides unprecedented opportunities for discovering and experiencing the magic of the Amazon rainforest.
The jungle forest of Ecuador offers probably one of the world's best developed infrastructures for rainforest tourism.
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