Yasuni National Park
Yasuni National Park is considered the most biologically diverse spot on earth. It is here that the Equator, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon rainforest converge leaving the park in the center of a small zone where amphibian, bird, mammal, and vascular plant diversity is at the highest levels found within the western hemisphere. This makes this park the perfect destination for anyone interested in the amazing diversity of plants and animals found in nature.
This park has broken records worldwide for local-scale tree, amphibian, and bat species richness. It is also has one of the highest levels of bird and mammal species richness at a local scale. Although this park covers less than 0.15% of the Amazon Basin, Yasuni is home to approximately one-third of amphibian and reptile species, with 121 documented reptile species found. You can also find extremely high levels of fish diversity with 382 known species living in Yasuni. Yasuni is also home to one-third
of the native bird species population in the Amazon with at least 596 bird species present.
Yasuni, is also home to a variety of smaller species. Yasuni has over 100,000 different species of insects in a single hectare which is almost the amount of insect species that can be found in all of North America.
Plant lovers will also be able to explore one of the world's richest levels of vascular plants. The park is home to many species of trees and shrubs. It also holds four world records for documented tree and liana richness as well as three world records for diversity in woody plant species. This park allows guests to experience hundreds of different plant species.
No matter what flora or fauna you want to explore, you can find it in the extremely biodiverse and wonderful park.