Napo Wildlife Center
Published on July 4, 2014
What is Yasuní? What is Yasuní? Yasuní Although we are not certain as to the origin of the word Yasuní, local communities usually refer to it as “a sacred land”. Yasuní is a metaphor for the infinite nature of God’s creation; it symbolizes the abundance of life on Earth, it speaks of a world that shall never be discovered in its entirety, a miracle that shall never be completely understood. In practical terms, it is the most biodiverse ecosystem on earth. In technical terms it is a “quadruple taxonomic richness center”; a place that-in only one hectare-contains more living organisms than the entire European continent; a protected tract of land in which more than a third of all Amazonian mammals are found, including a staggering 60% of all New World wild cats; a tropical garden where only a handful of trees holds as many insect species as the entire United States of America; and don’t forget… Yasuní is home to the Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge. Yasuní also represents our need to protect . . . our solidarity with nature; of thinking beyond our human world and understanding that we are an integral part of a greater whole. Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge Staying with us is not only an opportunity to experience a deep and unique natural adventure, but a place to unwind and enjoy to the fullest, with exquisite culinary examples of Ecuadorian Amazonia.