Biodiversity of Ecuador
Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse country on Earth with one of the major quantities of species of animals and plants per km2.
|Almost 20,000 species.|
|Over 1,500 species.
Ecuador houses 124 species of hummingbirds,
11 of the 121 areas with greater importance to preserve birds in the world are in Ecuador.
|More than 840 species.|
|Number of native tree species: 1,000.
Critically endangered: 240.
|Most diverse country in endemic vertebrates per unity of territory.|
|Country with the greatest diversity of amphibians in the world.|
|Most diverse country in birds (17% of world species can be found in Ecuador).|
|Most diverse country in butterflies Papilionidae in the world.|
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