Arenillas Ecological Reserve

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Arenillas Ecological Reserve
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Map showing the location of Arenillas Ecological Reserve
Map showing the location of Arenillas Ecological Reserve
Map of Ecuador
Location Arenillas and Huaquillas Cantons, El Oro Province, Ecuador
Coordinates 3°32′20″S 80°08′46″W / 3.539°S 80.146°W / -3.539; -80.146Coordinates: 3°32′20″S 80°08′46″W / 3.539°S 80.146°W / -3.539; -80.146[1]
Area 17,083 ha (42,210 acres)
Established June 2001
Governing body Defense Ministry of Ecuador
http://www.ambiente.gob.ec/?q=node/76

Arenillas Ecological Reserve (Spanish: Reserva Ecológica Arenillas) is a 17,083-hectare (42,210-acre) protected area in Ecuador situated in the El Oro Province, in the Arenillas Canton and in the Huaquillas Canton.

Known mammals in the reserve, according to a 1993 study include the Sechuran Fox (Lycalopex sechurae), the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Robinson's mouse opossum (Marmosa robinsoni), the Pacific Spiny-rat (Proechimys decumamus), the jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi), the Tayra (Eira barbara), the Greater Bulldog Bat, the Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus), the Crab-eating Raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) and the Guayaquil Squirrel (Sciurus stramineus).[2] There are also 153 species of birds of which 35% are endemic.[2] The reserve is a BirdLife International IBA with the following endangered birds: Grey-cheeked Parakeet (Brotogeris pyrrhoptera), Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus), and Blackish-headed Spinetail (Synallaxis tithys).[3]

The region is managed by the ministry of defense and visitors must get permission from them to visit that area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reserva Ecológica Arenillas Map". Ministerio del Ambiente. 
  2. ^ a b c Arenillas Guide
  3. ^ "Reserva Ecológica Arenillas IBA Fact Sheet". BirdLife International. 

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