- Summary Info
- Yasuni National Park Info
Yasuni National Park Summary Info
- Yasuni National Park
- 9,820 km2
- Habitat Type:
- Tropical Forest
- Pastaza, Ecuador
- Base City:
Yasuni National Park Info
The Yasuni National Park contains over 9,820 km2 of tropical rainforest habitat in the Napo and Pastaza province of Ecuador and was recognised as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1989. The Yasuni National Park contains several out of contact indigenous tribes as well as the Huaorani tribe who have adopted ecotourism both to share their culture and to highlight their struggle against oil companies that constantly threaten the park. The Yasuni National Park is unfortunately situated on the world’s largest undeveloped oil reserve. This is unfortunate as this section of the Amazon Rainforest is thought to contain the highest levels of biodiversity on Earth, higher than other areas of western Amazon Rainforest renowned for exceptionally high species richness.
Animals of the Yasuni National Park
The park contains record breaking numbers of different animals including amphibians, bats, birds, insects, and fish. The Yasuni National Park also contains a healthy population of jaguars and other large mammals and includes very rare monkeys like the golden-mantled tamarin.
Visiting the Yasuni National Park
To visit the Yasuni National Park, you can stay with the Huaorani tribe and they will show you their forest and their culture. Learn how to use a blow gun and see how they hunt for food, paddle the river, and take rainforest walks while enjoying the Huaorani Lodge.
Huaorani Lodge Shell, EcuadorImmerse yourself in the tribal culture of the Huaorani. This fun and welcoming tribe adopted ecotourism to help preserve their culture and battle oil companies from destroying their land. They now wish to share their culture with you as you learn how to use a blow gun, paddle the river, apply Achiote, and get to know the Huaorani community.Huaorani Tribe Culture
Sani Lodge Coca, EcuadorSani Lodge is owned by the Sani Isla community, adopting ecotourism for conservation & to show you their forest. Sani Lodge is located between Yasuni NP & Cuyabeno Reserve. This part of the Amazon has the highest diversity of animal and plant life found in Amazonia. You can take guided hikes and canoe tributaries in search of the abundant animals and plants found in the area.Canopy Tower, Canoeing