AlthoughYasuni National Park is one of largest
most biological diverse reserves
in the country,
it is hardly protected with the exceptions of signs and
rare ranger houses.
Thepark boasts also of lagoons with Jatuncocha the
largest of them all located close to the border with Peru.
Yasuni National Park is one of the most biological diverse
regions in the world. It is low lying with many rivers
(Tiguino, left and Tiputini, right) draining it towards
boasts of a continous primary rainforest,
where trees form a closed canopy with some taller ones
being emergent from this canopy.
trees (locally called Ceibo or Ceiba)are the tallest trees found in the Ecuadorian rainforest
reaching heights up to 45m. After flowering the trees
produce wool which is used by the indigenous people for
The Amazon Tapir
is the largest land mammal in the country feeding on
vegetation and being quite indefensive.
relatives of the banana, brighten the forest floor. They
are found in open spaces like along rivers or near lagoons.
well represented by caimans and turtles.
in this ecosystem with anhingas, parrots and caracaras
Butterflies number in the thousands.
like wasps and bees are also numerous.
still on the rivers in dugouts or motorized canoes. On
sandbanks comfortable camp sites can be found.
enjoy the river and a rare treat like looking through an
small Huaroani village on the river bank. A spider monkey
is kept captive as a pet.
Many of the
younger Huaoranis work nowadays in the oil camps, which also
operate already in this national park.