The Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador represents only 2 % of the half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, but is one most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Ecuadorian Amazon is made up of a mosaic of ecosystems and vegetation types including rainforests, seasonal forests, deciduous forests, and flooded forests.
The rivers are the lifeline and its history plays an important part in the development.
The most important rivers in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador are: Putumayo River, San Miguel River, Napo River, Curaray River, Cononaco River, AguaricoRiver, Cuyabeno River, Yasuní River, Tiputini River, Coca River, Payamino River, Marañón River (Peru), Tigre River, Pastaza River, Bobonaza River, Palora River and Morona River
The diversity of ethnic groups living throughout the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.
Such as Kichwa people in the Napo y Pastaza provinces, Siona and Secoya people living in Sucumbíos province, Cofan people live in the Sucumbíos province, Waorani people living in Napo y Pastaza, Tagaeri-Taromenani people living in the Pastaza and Orellana, Shuar and Achuar living in the Morona Santiago, Zamora Chinchipe provinces, Záparo people living in the Pastaza province and Shiviar People living in the Pastaza province.
The Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador is protected in a series of conservation areas check the big ones below:
Cofán-Bemejo Ecological Reserve in Sucumbios with an extension of 55451 ha, it was created in 2002.
Cuyabeno Wildife Reserve in Orellana and Sucumbios provinces with an extension of 590.112 hectáreas, created in 1.979.
Limoncocha Biological Reserve in Sucumbios with an extension of 4.613 hectares, it was created in 1.985.
Sumaco Napo-Galeras National Park, Orellana and Sucumbíos Province with an extension of 206,749 ha it was created in 1994.
Yasuni National Park, Orellana and Pastaza Provinces with 1’022.736 ha, it was created in 1979.
El Condor Biological Reserve, in the Morona Santiago province with 2.440 ha, it was created in 1.999