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Gold Macaw photos
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Ecuador has the distinction of being the richest biodiverse area in the world at 9.2 species per square kilometer. The nation’s varied climate and geography supports a wide range of animals. The country is geographically divided into four distinct regions. They are the Galapagos, the Pacific coast, the Andes, and the Amazon.

Animals exist in rain forests, high altitude jungles, mountains, islands, deserts, lush valleys, and snowcapped peaks. The most unique area for fauna is the Galapagos Archipelago and its marine reserve, which contain endemic species unique to the area. In addition, the Amazon in Ecuador is part of an area called the Upper Amazon which is considered the most biodiverse part of the Amazon Rainforest.

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