Ecuador counts 383 mammals species, the last one being identified in 2013. Before the setting up of the project, hunting was practiced all year long, regardless of reproduction and gestation periods. The reduction of wooded areas, their parceling-out and intensive hunting devasted the at-risk populations of mountain lion, howler and capucin monkeys in the area. The last roe was shot in 2009. As soon as Christophe arrived, he formally forbided hunting in the area, thus applying the national law. From then on, it is now possible to cross paths with an armadillo, to catch sight of a coatis or one of the numerous species that have regained their land. Nature progressively reasserts itself and biodiversity gets slowly back in shape.

Red List Ecuador

CR Critically endangered
EN Endangered
VU Vulnerable
NT Near threatened
DD Data deficient


identified species

Red liste Ecuador

Endemic species