With its diverse terrain, Ecuador nurtures distinct habitats that welcome an incredible array of animal life. Ecuador’s amazing biodiversity extends throughout all of its four regions, from the high Andes and misted cloud forests to the lush Amazon basin with its murky waters and coastal shores. Ecuador’s wildlife can appear fantastical, exotic, and sometimes a bit terrifying, but it will never cease to catch your eye and your imagination.
Many of Ecuador’s animals face habitat degradation caused by deforestation, and despite the conservation efforts of the government and the vast nature reserves, Ecuador’s wildlife look toward uncertain futures. However, while many are categorized as vulnerable to extinction, Ecuador has seen several species reappear after presumed extinction and continues to see the discovery of new species that show us that nature has many more surprises laid in store for us