Marine Iguanas: Unique Creatures of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most extraordinary creatures on Earth, and among them, the marine iguanas stand out as true marvels of evolution. These fascinating reptiles have captured the attention of scientists and nature enthusiasts alike. From their intriguing physiological adaptations to their critical role in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, […]

Pasochoa Refuge: A Treasure in the Andean Valley

Nestled within the inter-Andean valley, the Pasochoa refuge safeguards a unique forest that has been protected from destruction due to its difficult access inside the caldera. This refuge is an ideal destination for both adventure seekers and those looking for a peaceful walk to admire the Andean biodiversity. With a rocky volcano to climb and […]

Explore the Beauty of Los Ilinizas Ecological Reserve

Nestled amidst the grand Andes Mountains lies the breathtaking Los Ilinizas Ecological Reserve. The reserve is home to two twin peaks that originated from a single ancient volcano. The soils of the reserve are of recent volcanic origin, which adds to the unique character of this awe-inspiring destination. Diverse Ecosystems in the Ilinizas The Ilinizas […]

Discovering the Untouched Beauty of Cofan Bermejo Ecological Reserve

Have you ever heard of Cofan Bermejo Ecological Reserve? It is a protected area that lies in the northern part of the Amazon region and is home to rugged and inaccessible terrain that remains unknown to most Ecuadorians. The reserve is named after the Bermejo river, which has been the ancestral territory of the Cofán […]

Exploring Arenillas Ecological Reserve

Nestled in the province of El Oro, in the southwestern part of Ecuador, lies the beautiful Arenillas Ecological Reserve. This protected area boasts a diverse range of ecosystems, including dry forests, bushes, and mangroves. Its biodiversity is truly impressive, with many species that are endemic to the equatorial dry forests of southern Ecuador and northern […]

El Quimi Biological Reserve

There are places that, due to their isolation and difficult access, have remained unknown for many years, but when studies are carried out, a surprising world is discovered. This is the case of the Cordillera del Cóndor: a large mountainous massif of more than 160 kilometers long that is located in the south of the […]


The origin of the Limoncocha lagoon responds to a relatively frequent phenomenon in the Amazon basin. Many rivers, especially those of medium size and good flow, overflow during the rainy season and flood the banks and adjacent areas. When the rains subside, the water recedes until the next rainy season. It is possible that what […]


For several years there was a suspicion that the coastal strip and the marine environments that they are located in front of the towns of Galera, Estero de Plátano, Quingue and San Francisco, located in the southwest of the province of Esmeraldas– harbor a biological wealth comparable to that of the Galapagos waters. This suspicion […]


Pululahua is an isolated and quiet area near the city of Quito. Every afternoon clouds laden with moisture arrive from the Pacific coast. It is the only protected area in the country that has the category of “Geobotanical Reserve”.This says a lot about its raison d’être, since its geology and volcanological history are very particular. […]


The reserve protects two hydrographic basins in the northwest of the country, the Mataje river to the north and Cayapas to the south; from which the name of the protected area is derived. the river basin Mataje is binational since we share it with Colombia. The Cayapas River originates outside ofthe reserve.Its main tributaries from […]