AN ESTIMATED 30%
OF THE STILL-TO-BE-DISCOVERED SPECIES OF VASCULAR PLANTS ARE TO BE FOUND IN ECUADOR AND PERU
OF THE COUNTRY'S SPECIES ARE IN THREAT OF DISAPPEARING
In 1 Km2 of Ecuador's tropical forest you can find 1,250 species of plants of 136 different families (Buitrón 1.999). It's megadiversity makes it a country full of opportunities, resources and beauty, but there is still a lot of work to do.
According to the IUCN "Ecuador is the country is South America with the highest number of threatened species - more than a third of it's total number of species." The sad total of 2,306 threatened species is made of: 45 mammals, 96 birds, 26 reptiles, 174 amphibians, 52 fish, 48 mollusks, 17 invertebrates 1,842 plants and 6 protists.
WORKING TO KEEP
THE RAINFOREST ALIVE
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Fundación Fauna de la Amazonía (FDLA) is a registered Ecuadorian non-profit organisation that works for the protection of wildlife in the Andes-Amazon region of Ecuador - a biodiversity hotspot with a remarkably high level of species endemism.
We are located in the buffer zone of the Llanganates National Park in Mera, in the Pastaza region, where we are developing a wildlife conservation centre while increasing established protected areas working closely with other like-minded projects.
During the past ten years we have been involved in a wide diversity of nature conservation projects and movements in Ecuador, through which we have learned a lot, formed lifetime networks and created optimal ideas and programmes to efficiently benefit the ecosystems and ecology of this beautiful part of Ecuador.
Our goal is to continue offering volunteer opportunities while building our new centre which will be a base for wildlife rehabilitation, research and documentation, educational initiatives and sustainable development activities involving the local communities.
Many of the projects that we work with are maintained and funded by volunteer workers and volunteer collaborators, whom are a vital part of our work team. Thank you all greatly.