The Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador is a Biodiversity Hotspot.
The vast region, Amazon Rainforest or locally known as “El Oriente” in Ecuador represent about 50% of the country surface. It is 2 % of the entire Amazon Basin.
The Lowlands of Eastern Ecuador is the Biodiversity crossroads, It is relatively close to the foothills of the Andes, and the Equator, at the same junction shows up the mammals, the birds, the amphibians and the plants. A big meeting! it is a Hotspot for Biodiversity, contending among one of most biodiverse places on earth.
Habitats of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.
The habitats of the lowlands rely on a complex of soils formation at different locations. The Ecosystems of the Ecuadorian Rainforest holds a huge Diversity of Life:
- Terra Firme
- River Islands
- Moriche Swamps
The Major Rivers bring water from the Andes, Rivers are an import player in the dynamics of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, Rivers brings rich Andean volcanic sediments to the Amazon Basin.
- Napo River
Main Oxbow Lakes
The Major Rivers above have created a series of Oxbow lakes, these locations are great to watch Amazonian Wildlife such as Hoatzin, Anaconda, Piranha and much more:
Any corner of the Ecuadorian Rain Forest, you will be delighted by the typical wildlife such as: