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Yasuni National Park

Yasuni National Park is located in Ecuador‘s Napo and Pastaza provinces and is shadowed by the Andes Mountains. It covers an area of 9,820 square kilometers. It is one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions.

The unique position of this national park is the reason for its biodiversity. There are millions of different species of mammals, birds, insects, plants, and trees within the boundaries although a large part of the park remains unstudied.

 

Quick Facts: –

  • It was declared a national park in 1979 and in 1989 UNESCO designated the region a Biosphere Reserve.
  • Two uncontacted native tribes, the Tagaeri and the Taromenane call Yasuni National Park home.
  • Approximately 95% of the national park’s surface is covered by the natural vegetation.
  • Anacondas and piranhas can be found in waters of the Yasuni National Park.
  • According to an estimate, 800 million barrels of oil is located under the national park.
  • The average annual rainfall in the area can reach 3,800 mm with an average monthly rain of 260 mm.
  • The average annual temperature of this region is 25.5°C and maximum temperature can reach 30°C.
  • The Waorani people are one of the indigenous communities living in this national park.
  • The rivers of the park can be classified into white water rivers and black water rivers.