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howler monkeys amazon9 countries. 1.2 billion acres. 20% of the world’s oxygen. Over 10 million species of animals, plants and insects. The figures are outstanding and quite frankly overwhelming. There is no doubt that the Amazon rainforest is a place like no other and Ecuador’s Amazonia offers it’s very own taste of this captivating abundance of flora and fauna.

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Flora and Fauna in the Amazon Jungle
New Snake Found Galapagos IslandsA case of further invasion or incredible natural colonization?
On the 23rd February 2014 a new type of snake was discovered on the Galapagos Island, Santa Cruz. This snake, which a local accidently ran over and immediately, recognized to be different from the 4 endemic species that exist on the island, is potentially another invasive, foreign specie.
New Snake Found on the Galapagos Islands

galapagos-tortoise-landThe Galapagos Islands make up one of Ecuador’s 24 provinces.  The islands became a province on the 18th of February, 1873Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island is the capital of the province, although the largest town is Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.

Galapagos Province