NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE: SOUTH AMERICA

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NATIONAL PARKS OF ECUADOR

 

Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Ecuador. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of Ecuador's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Ecuador include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Ecuador.

 

National Parks of Ecuador

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of the country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru and Ethiopia.

Protected Area

Management type

Size in hectares

Marine area

IUCN Category

Latitude

Longitude

Aguarongo

Protected Forest

1,911

IV

58.978837

17.570035

Angashcola

Cloud Forest Site

200

62.899064

13.825688

Antisana

Ecological Reserve

120,000

IV

58.213886

11.735751

Ashcuquiro

Protected Forest

6,687

56.860961

15.953857

Awá, Asent. de la Comunidad Indígena

Forest Reserve

101,000

IV

58.97976

17.596226

Cajas

National Park

28,808

Ia

56.985364

16.122456

Cashca-Totoras

Protected Forest

6,537

56.86146

13.449519

Cayambe-Coca

Ecological Reserve

403,103

58.167996

16.26987

Cayapas-Mataje

Ecological Reserve

51,300

IV

57.885705

15.359875

Cerro Guavidula

Protected Forest

648

56.850003

15.971795

Chillanes Bucay

Protected Forest

1,857

56.845615

13.96102

Chimborazo

Faunal Production Reserve

58,560

59.033969

16.765034

Cinturón Verde de Quito

Protected Forest

23,226

58.965332

17.559137

Coordillera de Cutucú y Shaimi

Protected Forest

311,500

58.945424

17.168434

Cordillera de Molleturo

Protected Forest

28,100

58.812192

15.990929

Cotacahi-Cayapas

Ecological Reserve

204,420

57.878414

12.872869

Cotopaxi

National Park

33,393

66.422781

17.493448

Cubilán

Protected Forest

960

III

58.799964

11.213592

Cuenca Rio Cube

Protected Forest

4,925

IV

56.313566

13.348832

Cuesta de Cañabrada

Cloud Forest Site

400

58.35653

14.659739

Cushnirumi

Protected Forest

745

56.172334

14.2628

Cuyabeno

Faunal Production Reserve

603,380

58.985822

16.459545

El Angel

Ecological Reserve

15,715

III

57.464364

12.635005

El Boliche

Recreational National Area

1,077

59.902935

15.287676

Galápagos

National Park

693,700

IV

66.285329

16.683011

Jeco

Protected Forest

2,324

IV

56.139529

14.411815

La Dormida

Protected Forest

7,000

VI

56.097655

13.781401

La Esperanza

Protected Forest

13,755

55.620985

13.546933

Limoncocha

Biological Reserve

4,613

63.112891

13.848047

Llanganates

National Park

219,707

IV

65.341648

16.896982

Los Illinizas

Ecological Reserve

149,900

III

57.161659

15.889719

Machalilla

National Park

56,184

65.270995

17.16078

Mache Chindul

National Park

119,172

VI

60.538549

17.435363

Manglares Churute

Ecological Reserve

49,894

57.033815

16.134677

Mindo Nambillo

Protected Forest

19,200

III

58.240555

12.150425

Moya y Molón

Protected Forest

11,690

VI

57.451925

15.724007

Napo-Galeras

National Park

0

59.911634

15.282577

Parque Jerusalem

Protected Forest

1,110

57.352855

17.126793

Pasochoa

Protected Forest

3,196

57.320231

17.062389

Playón de San Francisco

Protected Forest

131,117

VI

57.311082

17.043129

Podocarpus National Park

Cloud Forest Site

146,280

VI

58.314347

14.652578

Presa Tahuin

Protected Forest

14,911

57.277995

17.029935

Pululahua

Geobotanical Reserve

3,383

VI

57.026951

16.205336

Ramal Estero Salado

Protected Forest

33

VI

57.242491

17.015827

Rio Blanco

Protected Forest

4,420

IV

55.605624

14.213514

Rio Dudayhuaico

Protected Forest

1,845

64.448599

14.799411

Río Mazan

Cloud Forest Site

700

VI

58.310914

14.656906

San Francisco de Alaspungu

Protected Forest

1,187

63.111279

16.675463

San Francisco de Huaca

Protected Forest

60

63.078985

13.875209

San Francisco de Pioter

Protected Forest

204

61.231242

12.948939

Sangay

Cloud Forest Site

517,725

58.305512

12.416424

Santa Bárbara y Shio

Protected Forest

14,580

IV

60.53638

17.438239

Santa Rita

Protected Forest

2,145

IV

59.902049

15.286435

Sarapullo

Protected Forest

21,585

IV

59.802843

15.768878

Shishimbe-Chillanes

Protected Forest

1,064

IV

59.289492

14.643107

Subcuencas Rios Toachi y Pilatón

Protected Forest

214,120

59.289202

14.640935

Sumaco Napo Galeras

National Park

205,249

59.904984

15.28667

Sunsun - Yanasacha

Protected Forest

3,850

VI

58.975286

17.591502

Yanuncay - Irquis

Protected Forest

33,410

56.932036

15.42511

Yasuní

National Park

982,300

IV

59.904439

15.2893

Zarapullo

Protected Forest

21,585

56.783392

13.616398

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Ecuador. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Ecuador provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Ecuador. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of Ecuador provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of Ecuador. In Nature of Ecuador you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of Ecuador provides a checklist of the birds of Ecuador. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Ecuador in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of Ecuador you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Ecuador.

http://www.birdlist.org/ecuador.htm  http://www.nature-worldwide.info/ecuador.htm  http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/ecuador.htm 

 

 

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