is one of the richest countries on the planet in "biodiversity"!
Biodiversityis biological diversity - the total sum of all life on
earth and supporting ecosystems.
The tropics believe to hold more than 50% of all plants and animals. while only occupying 6% of land surface of the earth. Ecuador has more bird
species in one small national park than the United States and Canada have combined!
Ecuador has more than 6,000 species of butterflies!
Monk Saki monkey
25,000 species of vascular plants
6,000 species of butterflies
400 + species of trees in 1 hectare
138 endemic amphibians
106 endemic reptiles
Mega-Diversity, Conservation International
photo: Capybara page
Rare Species Conservatory Foundation
Ecuador is the land of miniature monkeys and giant "guinea pigs"!
Jatun Sacha Foundation
Spectacular San Rafael/Coca Falls
The tropical forests in Ecuador attract naturalists, biologists, and other scientists to study its ecosystems, its protection, and its
benefits to humans. The impressive size of the vegetation of the rain forests leave many in awe.
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