List of national parks in Ecuador

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This is a list of national parks in Ecuador.

National parks[edit]

There are 11 national parks:[1]

Name Photo Location Area Established
Cayambe-Coca Volcan Cayambe.JPG Imbabura, Pichincha, Sucumbíos and Napo Provinces 403,103 ha (1,556 sq mi) 1970
Cotopaxi Cotopaxi volcano 2008-06-27T1322.jpg Cotopaxi Province 33,393 ha (129 sq mi) 1975
El Cajas Ecuador cajas national park.jpg Azuay Province 285.4 km2 (110 sq mi) 1996
Galápagos Cerro Dragon 1.jpg Galápagos Province 7,995.4 km2 (3,087 sq mi) 1959
Llanganates Dasyprocta fuliginosa.JPG Cotopaxi, Napo, Pastaza and Tungurahua Province 219,707 ha (848 sq mi) 1996
Machalilla Ecuador aguablanca sulfur laguna.jpg Manabí Province 750.59 km2 (290 sq mi) 1979
Podocarpus Bosquebombus.jpg Zamora-Chinchipe Province 1,462.8 km2 (565 sq mi) 1982
Sangay Ecuador SanguayNationalPark.JPG Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua Province 5,177.65 km2 (1,999 sq mi) 1979
Sumaco Napo-Galeras Bradypus variegatus.jpg Napo, Orellana and Sucumbíos Province 206,749 ha (798 sq mi)
Yacurí Yacuri National Park Scene.jpeg Zamora Chinchipe and Loja Province 431 km2 (166 sq mi) 2009
Yasuní National Park Atticora fasciata -Rio Tiputini, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador-8.jpg Napo and Pastaza Province 9,823 km2 (3,793 sq mi) 1979

National Reserves[edit]

Ecological reserves[edit]

There are 9 national ecological reserves:[2]

Biological reserves[edit]

There are 4 National biological reserves:[3]

Geobotanical reserve[edit]

There is one National geobotanical reserve:[4]

Wildlife refuges[edit]

There are 10 National wildlife refuges:[5]

  • Pasochoa Wildlife Refuges
  • Isla Santa Clara Wildlife Refuges
  • Isla Corazón y Fragata Wildlife Refuges
  • La Chiquita Wildlife Refuges
  • El Zarza Wildlife Refuges
  • El Pambilar Wildlife Refuges
  • Pacoche Wildlife Refuges
  • El Morro Swamps Wildlife Refuges
  • Rio Muisne Estuary Swampland Wildlife Refuges
  • Rio Esmereldas Estuary Swampland Wildlife Refuges

Private Reserves[edit]

In addition to the many National reserves, refuges and parks in Ecuador there are some privately owned and operated reserves and refuges not listed on this page which is exclusively National Parks and other National Ecological Assets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Parks of Ecuador". Ministerio del Ambiente, Ecuador. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Ecological Reserves of Ecuador". Ministerio del Ambiente, Ecuador. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Biological Reserves of Ecuador". Ministerio del Ambiente, Ecuador. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Geobotanical Reserves of Ecuador". Ministerio del Ambiente, Ecuador. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Wildlife Refuges of Ecuador". Ministerio del Ambiente, Ecuador. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

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