Ecuador has 383 species of mammals; the last one was identified in 2013 (Bassaricyon neblina, Olinguito). The reduction of forested areas, their fragmentation and intensive hunting have finished with the populations of pumas, howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys in the area. The last deer was shot in 2009. Since the project’s inception in 2011, Christophe has formally banned hunting at the site, thus enforcing national law. Since then, it is possible to come across armadillos on the way, see coatis or some of the many other species that have reappropriated of the place. Nature is gradually recovering its rights, biodiversity is slowly occurring.