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Yasuni National Park  


AlthoughYasuni National Park is one of largest and  most biological diverse reserves in the country, it is hardly protected with the exceptions of signs and rare ranger houses.

The park 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 the Amazon.

The park boasts of a continous primary rainforest, where trees form a closed canopy with some taller ones being emergent from this canopy.

Capoc (Kapok) 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 various purposes.

The Amazon Tapir is the largest land mammal in the country feeding on vegetation and being quite indefensive.

Heliconias, relatives of the banana, brighten the forest floor. They are found in open spaces like along rivers or near lagoons.

Reptiles are well represented by caimans and turtles.

Birds abound in this ecosystem with anhingas, parrots and caracaras shown here.

  Butterflies number in the thousands.

Other insects like wasps and bees are also numerous.

Transport is still on the rivers in dugouts or motorized canoes. On sandbanks  comfortable camp sites can be found.

Huaroani kids enjoy the river and a rare treat like looking through an enormous teleobjective.

A 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.



Location: Province of Napo
Area: 982 000 ha
Time of Creation: July 26th of 1979
Administration: INEFAN
Borders: North: Rio Indillana y Napo

West: Rio Rumiyacu y Tiputini

South: Rio Curaray

East: Border with Peru
Altitudes: 300m to 600m
Precipitations: 2000mm - 4000mm
Temperatures: 18-35C
Ecosystems: bhT, bmhT
 Map of Nature Parks & Links

1 El Cajas


3 Galapagos

4 Llanganates

5 Machalilla

6 Podocarpus

7 Sangay

8 Sumaco

9 Yasuni

10 Limoncocha

11 Marine Galapagos

12 Antisana
13 El Angel

14 Cayambe - Coca

15 Cayapas - Mataje

16 Cotacachi - Cayapas

17 Los Ilinizas

18 Mache - Chindul

19 Churute

20 Pululahua

21 Cuyabeno

22 Chimborazo

23 Pasochoa
24 El Boliche

25 Santa Clara

26 El Condor

27 Puyango

28 Mindo

29 Ozogoche

30 Majagual

31 Jatun Sacha

32 Guandera

33 Bilsa

34 Cerro Blanco

35 Don Juan

36 Pahuma


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