Fauna Silvestre in
Ecuador and Galapagos
"Turtuga Galapagos - Galapagos Turtle - Galapagos Schildkröte"
With so little as 275 830 Km2 Ecuador becomes one of the 17 countries in the world with more biodiversity. Only the Archipelago of Galapagos contributes with 1900 species to the rest of the world, of those 74 are regrettably in danger of extinction.
The Galapagos Islands are one of the geographical points with more biodiversity in the world. For this reason the islands are one of the most important places for the preservation of the wild life, since these islands contribute with 1900 species to the rest of the world.
Among the wild animals that can be admired in the Ecuador are:
Ecuador has 448 species of amphibians and it is located as third in the world in diversity of this group.
The spineless animals, in front of the vertebrates, are a much more diverse but less more well-known group of animals as much in the Ecuador as in the rest of the world.
They exist approximately in the entire world 10.000 species of birds, of those which approximately a third is in South America and 1.616 in the Ecuador.
Ecuador is the ninth country with more species of mammals, alone as endemic 38 species have been described.
Ecuador with 397 species is located in the seventh place of the world with more biodiversity of reptiles in the world.
In the Ecuador fishes are the most diverse group of vertebrates after the birds, because they have registered near 1.340 species.
Terra incognita Ecuador
Mamíferos del Ecuador
UniversidadCatólica del Ecuador