Welcome to Parque Nacional Yasuní
With a massive 9820-sq-km section of wetlands, marshes, swamps, lakes, rivers and tropical rainforest, Yasuní National Park is Ecuador’s largest mainland park. Its staggering biodiversity led Unesco to declare it an international biosphere reserve, and it was established as a national park shortly after, in 1979. Because this pocket of life was untouched by the last ice age, a diverse pool of species has thrived here throughout the centuries, including more than 600 bird species, some previously unknown elsewhere. Resident animals include some hard-to-see jungle wildlife, such as jaguars, harpy eagles, pumas and tapirs.