YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
Yasuní National Park is considered the most biodiverse and richest protected areas in Ecuadorian Amazon Basin. It symbolizes the abundance of life on Earth, it speaks of a world that shall never be discovered in its entirety, a miracle that will never be completely understood. In practical terms, it is the most bio-diverse ecosystem on earth.
In technical terms it is a “quadruple taxonomic richness center”; a place that in only one hectare contains more living organisms than the entire European continent; a protected tract of land, in which more than a third of all Amazonian mammals are found, including a staggering 60% of all new world wild cats; a tropical garden where only a handful of trees holds as many insect species as the entire United States of America. Yasuní also represents our need to protect the environment; of thinking beyond our human world and understanding that we are an integral part of a greater whole. By visiting Napo Wildlife Center our guests have the opportunity to contribute to the conservation of one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and at the same time to enjoy a unique adventure.
The origins of the word “Yasuní” is uncertain, although we are not certain, however, local communities use the term to refer to “sacred land”.