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Approximately 37 percent of Ecuador's old growth forests remain, equaling nearly twenty million acres. Of that, the majority is tropical rainforest located east of the Andean Mountains at the headwaters of the Amazon River.

The Ecuadorian Amazon, known as the Oriente, is one of Earth's most biodiverse regions. With more than twelve thousand plant species, Ecuador ranks sixth in the world in flora biodiversity. [more]

Ecuador Topics:

Ecuador Links:

  • Amazon Interactive - Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home.
  • Cabo San Francisco Foundation - NGO working for the protection of the remnants of rainforest and mangroves in Esmeraldas. Working on the regeneration of native species and the search for solutions for sustainable development with the local population.
  • Causas Subyacentes de la Deforestación en la Provincia de Paztaza - Report from CONFENIAE and COICA for the Underlying Causes Initiative workshop.
  • Centro de Investigacion de los Bosques Tropicales - Rainforest Information Centre's organization in Ecuador.
  • Confederacion de Nacionalidades Indigenas de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana - Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Declaration of the Quichua and Shuar Nations Before the Government and ARCO
  • Defensa y Conservación Ecológica de Intag (DECOIN) - Grassroots organization working to protect the Intag region of Ecuador from mining.
  • Ecotourism in Ecuador - Responsible tour operators, NGOs, communities, local governments in the Ecuadorian amazon region. In Spanish and English.
  • Ecuador Oil Exports - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Estudio de Caso Sobre las Causas Subyacentes de la Deforestación - Case study on the underlying causes deforestation and degradation of forests in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • Fueling Destruction in the Amazon - Interview between the Multinational Monitor and Dr. Luis Macas, President of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE).
  • Grupo Osanimi - Works to protect tropical rainforests through conservation ethnobotany and the creation of alternative economic opportunities for forest dwelling people.
  • Jatun Sacha Foundation - Owns and manages three biological field stations and through these promotes biological conservation, research, education, community extension, and ecotourism in Ecuador.
  • Landsat NASA Pathfinder Humid Tropical Deforestation Project - Maps tropical deforestation in Ecuador.
  • Oil Companies in Ecuador - Information and images related to oil exploration/extraction and its relation to the indigenous people in Ecuador. Topics include geography, ethnography, environmental conditions, politics, economics, and oil companies operating in Ecuador. Includes bibliography and internet links.
  • Pipeline threatens Ecuador's rainforest! - Rainforestweb's featured campaign.
  • San Miguel Eco Project - The homepage of the San Miguel Eco Project, a community eco-tourism project which is working to protect an area of Choco Rainforest and empower local people.
  • SELVA -vida sin fronteras- - NGO actively engaged in harmonizing social, economic and political development with environment protection
  • World Land Trust - Ecuador Project - UK-based charity that fundraises to buy endangered habitat of high biological value.
  • World Rainforest Movement: Ecuador - Index of articles on Ecuador's rainforests from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.

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