Amazonia general information

The Ecuadorian Amazon covers a region of 120,000 km2, rich vegetation, common of tropical wet-forests. The Andes Mountains form the western limit of this spot, while Peru and Colombia southern and eastern limit respectively.

The regular annual temperature varies around 24 and 25 C. The Amazon environment, in particular its tropical rainforest contains vegetation as well as environment richest and most complex in the globe.

The presence of a flora and fauna with awesome variations of macro as well as micro environment lies the most considerable element of this region. Ethnic communities have occupied since before the Cologne, integrating and forming component of this unique environment. The Shuar autochthonal organization happens to be a model of overcoming its habitants. Shuar are living in Aguarico and Cuyabeno. The Yumbo in Putumayo and Aguarico, dedicated to agriculture and fishing.

The ancient trees supply exceptional woods: cedar, laurel, puca, Caspi, chisputocota, capirona, guaiac, tagua and much more varieties.

Medicinal plants are managed by foreigners. The UN documented the marketing of pharmaceutical products that may go from six billion dollars annually. The year 2002 amounted to $ 30 million; therefore, foreign look is indefatigable.

The guayusa, ayahuasca, or curare poison used in hunting, are researched by experts.

So many riches Amazon responsibilities should always be preserved, since 70 percent of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is an scary evidence. They help the development microclimates gorgeous plants and animal species, numerous endemic and threatened by the extreme and inappropriate colonization, exploitation of oil, polluting the area, jungles, water together with its inhabitants

The business of medicinal plants must certanly be supervised. Economic ambition threaten the biosphere and the forests, it´s our responsibility mainly because biodiversity is indispensable to human and natural equilibrium.

08/07/2014 / Mindo Ecuador

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