Limoncocha National Biological Reserve

This Nature reserve is located 229 miles from Quito, Ecuador. The reserve includes over 13,000 acres (53 km²) of land in the Shushufindi Canton, Sucumbíos Province.

Limoncocha National Biological Reserve
Location Ecuador
Sucumbíos Province
Coordinates0°24′0″S 76°36′0″W / 0.40000°S 76.60000°W / -0.40000; -76.60000Coordinates: 0°24′0″S 76°36′0″W / 0.40000°S 76.60000°W / -0.40000; -76.60000
Area46.13 km²
Established1998

FaunaEdit

There is a large concentration of Fauna in and around the reserve. The over 347 species of bird that live in the reserve make Birdwatching very popular attraction. Limoncocha also holds a large number of tortoises and a diverse population of fish.

FloraEdit

The park is a largely water environment so a large portion of the Flora in the Nature reserve is either aquatic or semi-aquatic in nature. As with much of Ecuador towering trees provide homes for hundreds of types of animals. The microscopic algae in the water gives it a lemongreen color.

Attractions and OtherEdit

Much of the reserve is a lagoon style landscape that was formed by the ancient course of the Napo River. A small community of Quichua also live in the Reserve.

See alsoEdit

List of national parks in Ecuador

ReferencesEdit