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Carchi Province:

POLYLEPIS PRIVATE RESERVE

Adm.: FERNANDO ACOSTA Y ASOSIACIÓN SAN LUIS
Polylepis is a Private Reserve and Hosteria dedicated to protecting 12 acres of the millenary primary Polylepis forest and paramo.

Galapagos Province:

CHARLES DARWIN SCIENTIFIC STATION

Adm.: Charles Darwin Foundation
Its is a support station for the Galapagos National Park, investigating the resources of the island. It offers lodging to researchers.

Esmeraldas Province:

AWA BIO­ANTHROPOLOGIC RESERVE

Adm.: Ecuadorian Awa Technical Plan Unit 247,100 acres.
A tropical rain forest filled with exuberant jungle, giant ferns, vines epiphytes. A continuation of the Choco Region in Colombia, it is inhabited by the Awa Indian community.

Cuyabeno National Park

Los Rios Province:

RIO PALENQUE SCIENTIFIC CENTER

Adm.: Dr. Calaway Dodson 247 acres
Located in a tropical rain forest with a high biodiversity: 1,216 plant species, 231 epiphytes, 112 vine species, 360 bird species. 350 butterfly species and a long listo of other animals have been recorderd. The center can accomodate 26 people comfortably. It has a library.

PEDRO FRANCO DAVILA SCIENTIFIC STATION (JAUNECHE):

Adm.: Departament of Natural Sciences of Guayaquil University 321 acres
The tropical rain forest is very diverse, reportin 723 species of vascular plants, 231 epiphyts and 92 vine species, one of the highest plant concentration. It has lodging facilities.

Imbabura Province:

USHCURRUMI FOREST

Adm.: Its owners & University of San Francisco de Quito 1,236 acres.
Representing Andean forest scenery, avi­fauna and observations trails.

Guayas Province:

GUAYAQUIL BOTANICAL GARDENS

Adm.: Ecuadorian Orchid Society 12 acres.
A collection of more than 3,000 plants, includin 150 species of Ecuadorian and foreign orchids. There are guides and a coffee shop. Plants and garden as well.

CAPEIRA SCIENTIFIC STATION

Adm.: Natura Foundation­Guayaquil
If offers well­conserved collection of dry torpical forest, with a total of 772 plant species and an interesting bird population.

CERRO BLANCO PROTECTED FOREST

Adm.: Cement Company & Natura Foundation­Guayaquil 2,471 acres
It protects a dry, tropical forest in the coastal region, and is one of the protected areas closest to Guayaquil. 150 bird species have been recorded.

LOS ESTEROS PROTECTED FOREST

Adm.: Ecuadorian Army & San Francisco de Orellana Foundation 1,532 acres.
The typical Guayaquil mangrove inlet which will be equipped with recreational areas paths and observation sites for bird watching, environmental education center.

El Oro Province:

PUYANGO PETRIFIED FOREST

Adm.: Puyango Petrified Forest Commision 6,568 acres
Contain the world's largest collection of tree, plant and animal fossils. It is equipped with footpaths, as welll as tourist and camping facilities. 130 species of birds.

Napo Province:

JATUN SACHA BIOLOGICAL STATION

Adm.: Jatun Sacha Foundation 741 acres
Full of tropical rain forest flora and fauna, with more than 200 tree special per acre, 68 species of amphibian and 358 birds species. There is shelter and footpaths. Publications and guides are offered. The Foundation also offers guide course on Amazon ecology.

SACHAPACHA SCIENTIFIC STATION IMUYA CAMP­IRIPARI LODGE

Adm.: Fecodes foundation­Metropolitan Touring.
Primary tropical rain forest, it supports relevant flora and fauna, as well as lagoons with variety of fish. There are good scientific and tourist installations and Orellana Flotel services.

YUTURI ECOTOURIST COMPLEX AND RESEARCH CENTER

Adm.: Ecuambiente S.A. 4,942 acres
Of fluvial lagoons and primary, tropical rain forest, as well as a substantial concentration of water birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. There are 15 cabins, a restaurant, guide services, aquatic and forest footpaths, as well as scientific information on the flora and fauna.

ALIAHUI RESERVE

Adm.: Aliahui Hotel Cabins 247 acres
Tropical rain forest, 7 cabins and guided tours of the area.

Azuay Province:

MAZAN PROTECTED FOREST

Adm.: Amigos de Mazan Ecological Group & Municipal Potable Water Company
It is an Andean forest, protecting the hydrographic basin which provides water for Cuenca. It is rich in Andean flora and fauna.

Sucumbios Province:

LA SELVA RESERVE AND INN

Adm.: Hosteria La Selva
It is equipped with an inn, restaurant, footpaths and guides. Surrounded by tropical rain foret and lagoons, trips down the Napo River are also offered.

AMAZON JUNGLE VILLAGE

Adm.: Samoa Tours 247 acres
Tropical rain forest, rivers with sandy beaches, Amazon flora and fauna.

CUYABENO BIOLOGICAL STATION

Adm.: Quito's Catholic University
It is located within the Cuyabena Reserve.

CUYABENO JUNGLE SHELTER

Adm.: Nuevo Mundo Expeditions 130 acres
It is located in "buffer zone" at Cuyabeno Reserve. It offers 10 cabins with guided excursions by professional naturalists.

Loja Province:

LA ARGELIA RECREATIONAL AREA AND REINALDO ESPINOSA BOTANICAL GARDEN

Adm.: Loja University
It has an interesting collection of regional botany, which is complemented by areas, observation points and footpaths. Visits are guided.

Pichincha Province:

PASOCHOA PROTECTED FOREST

Adm.: Natura Foundation 988 acres
A well protected estate. The Andean forest contains a variety of birds and mammals typical in this type of vegetation. There is a visitor's center, camping facilities, paths and guide service.

THOMAS DAVIS SCIENTIFIC STATION ­MAQUIPUCUNA RESERVE­

Adm.: Maquipucuna Foundation 6,178 acres
Cloud forest, very diverse flora and fauna, a camp and basic services. Several ecological studies and collections have been made here.

ANTISANA RESERVE (CONDOR SANCTUARY)

Adm.: Antisana Foundation 185,325 acres
Antisana, a snow­covered volcano is located here, as well as its surrounding paramos, lakes and streams. There is a variety of fauna, topped by the presence of the condor. Walks and mountain climbing are popular here.

MUNDO­NAMBILLO PROTECTED FOREST

Adm.: Tierra Viva & Amigos de la Naturaleza Ecological Group.47,443 acres
It is a typical cloud forest on the westerm slopes of the Andean mountain range. There is hotel service, a pool and golf.

JUAN MANUEL DURINI STATION

Adm.: Juan Manuel Durini Foundation 2,471 acres
Contains a natural forest, as well as tropical forest plantations. There is lodging and footpaths. It is a refuge form many bird and mammal species.

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