National System of Protected Areas, There are eleven national parks:…
National System of Protected Areas
There are five biological reserves: Limoncocha, Colonso Chalupas, The Condor, The Quimi and Cerro el Plateado
Their purpose is to preserve the natural landscape. These areas are: Villamil beaches, Parque
Lago, Los Samanes, Isla Santay, El Boliche
There are eleven national parks: Galapagos, Llanganates, Sangay, Cayambe-Coca,
Cotopaxi, El Cajas, Yacuri, Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, Podocarpus and Yasuni.
Flora and fauna production reserves
Within this category we can find: Puntilla de Santa Elena, El Salado Mangroves, Chimborazo and Cuyabeno.
Within this category we can only find the geobotanical reserve called Pululahua.
They must be almost unaltered and have little human presence, since their purpose is the preservation of species and their ecosystems. In Ecuador, there are ten wildlife shelters: La Chiquita, Río Estuary, Esmeraldas, etc
Their objective is preserving the genetic material, the ecological diversíty, landscape beauties and the environmental regulation for scientific.
The ecological reserves from Ecuador are: Churute Mangroves, Arenillas, El Angel, Cayapas Mataje, etc
Their priority is the preservation of ecosystems and marine species related to these surroundings.