The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 

In 1979 the Ecuadorian government established the Yasuni National Park (PNY) by the Interministerial decree N.0322, with an approximate extension of 1,675,338 acres, to protect the Amazonian tropical rainforest. Yasuni is one of most biodiverse places on the planet, besides being the home to a vast genetic variety of plants and animals. For example, it has the hightest variety of trees per hectare in the world. (1 hectare = 2.471 acres) Just one hectare of Yasuni provides home to as many native trees as you find in all of North America. The park contains 44% of the bird life of the basin of the Amazon, which makes the Yasuni park one of the richest places for bird life on the planet. Statistics are rife with similar examples of a wide variety of bats, amphibians, reptiles, bees and other creatures.

Community Tourism

Community Tourism  

An experience of adventure, cultural exchange, and enviromental sustainability. A magical universe, full of culture, color, nature, adventure, food, canoe excursions or jungle trekkings are what the cluster of commmunities that form the REST (Solidary Tourism Network of the Napo River) are offering.

Trails and Lagoons

Trails and Lagoons 

The communities have made sure to set up defined trails for each trekking activity, some of short and others of longer duration. This way each activity can be tailored to the needs and expectations of the tourist. During the hike in the trails, with luck we can observe flying monkeys, reptiles, birds, medicinal plants, timber producing trees, gigantic trees.....silence is always necessary in order to observe. No one can remove even a single plant, even less an animal of any kind. The flora and fauna will remain your pictures and in your hearts.

Yasuni Conduct Guide

Yasuni Conduct Guide 

Participate in community tourism as an alternative that promotes the development of the communities of Yasuni National Park and its transitional area.

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