Ecuador's Amazon region, commonly known as "el oreinte" covers almost half the area of Ecuador, but only 4.8% of the population lives there. While the area is a tropical rainforest, deforestation is a major threat in the region.
The eastern part of Ecuador is part of the Amazon basin. The Amazon region is the world's largest tropical rainforest with over a third of the world's fresh water flowing there. It is the home of huge biological diversity, where many unique species can be found. This vast, wet, and green environment contains a complex ecosystem that is full of surprises . Tropical forests cover only 7% of the Earth's service, but provide 50% of the biodiversity.
In the Amazon region of Ecuador, the weather is warm, humid, and rainy, and the temperature ranges between 23 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius. The area is home to several indigenous groups such as the Huaorani, Shuar, Kichwa, Siona Secoya, Cofan, and Quijos Zaparo who are still living traditionally, keeping their distinct customs and traditions. The national protected parks - Yasuni, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, the Huaorani Protecturate, Sumaco-Napo Galeras National Park, Limoncocha Biological Reserve, and Sangay National Park - provide unprecedented opportunities to discover and experience the magic of the Amazon rainforest.