1. Location

  • Country: Ecuador
  • Province: Pastaza
  • Canton: Santa Clara
  • Parish: San Jose
  • Sector: Samasunchi
  • Coordinates: x, y
  1. Objective

Contribute directly to the work carried out by the YanaCocha Rescue Centre Wildlife, in the process of hosting, investigate and rehabilitate wildlife victim of illegal possession and trafficking in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

  1. Area

Tamandua Ecologic Reserve currently has 70 hectares of which 60 are remaining primary forest and 10 hectares consisting of grassland and forest recovery. In the future we would like to have an area of ​​500 hectares, which will be acquired in terms of our planning and economic resources.

The destruction and fragmentation of habitats in the Ecuadorian Amazon, It is considered the greatest threat to biodiversity conservation and the main cause for the extinction of wild species.

Renowned Scientists estimate that approximately 137 species are being driven to extinction EVERY DAY, that is 50000 every year.

When you finish reading this article, they have been destroyed about 60 hectares of forest and in the next hour will be extinct approximately 6 species.

Although extinction is a normal and natural process, it is alarming that the current extinction rate induced by the human species, is unprecedented in the natural history of the planet. Experts agree that the main cause of extinction is the destruction of the natural habitat of the species. The most common causes of destruction of natural habitats are logging for timber, grazing, mining, oil extraction, dams for hydroelectric and subsistence farming. Indirectly, the main threats facing the forests are given by the unplanned development.

Inventory of birds in Tamandua Ecological Reserve

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Tamandua Ecological Reserve was created in 2012, and aims to contribute directly to the work carried out by the YanaCocha Rescue Centre Wildlife, in the process of hosting, investigate and rehabilitate wildlife victims of tenure and illegal trafficking in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

It is located in the province of Pastaza, canton Santa Clara, in the community of Samasunchi. A 1 hour from the city of Puyo. With an average temperature of 18-24 ° C throughout the year.

It has an area of ​​70 hectares of primary forest, in which inhabit thousands of species of plants and animals.

While constantly working on programs and research projects to determine the main species of animals and plants that inhabit this area, in order to make an inventory of the existing species in the reserve.

Inventory of existing mammals in Tamandua Ecological Reserve Download PDF

A number of species rehabilitated in YanaCocha, have been released in Tamandua. Fulfilling one of its objectives to allow many animals to return back to nature.

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