Ecuador is a country located in the northwestern region of South America. Bordered by Colombia on the North, Pacific Ocean on the west and Peru on the east and south.
It enjoys a strategic position within the continent by its shortcut from the Pacific Ocean, which is a great benefit for shippers by optimizing time and resources to manage their loads.
This geographic location is singular for its proximity to:
The west coast of the US
The Panama canal
Ecuador gives life to the world and concerns for the good life of citizens. Not only the country is an exporter of foods that contribute to global food security, but is also the country with the greatest biodiversity by relating the number of vertebrate species per 1,000 km2.
The country has 91 types of terrestrial ecosystems, are 21 of the 27 marine and coastal ecosystems globally recognized, recorded 18,198 species of vascular plants, of which 17,748 are native, 4,801 vertebrate species (833 species of marine fish and 951 species freshwater, 540 species of amphibians, 432 species of reptiles, 1,642 species of birds, and 403 species of mammals. It is estimated that the region of the Yasuni National Park alone could contain over one million species of arthropods, which It would be equivalent to a tenth of all species estimated for the planet. This biological diversity suggests a genetic wealth that can be enhanced. (MFA, 2014).
Its geography is varied and accessible at short distances, from the Amazon to the Andes and the Pacific Ocean in 6 hours. It also features Galapagos very attractive area for its beauty and biological conditions that makes it unique in the world and of great interest for research. It also has 4 areas declared as World Heritage, (Galapagos, Quito, Cuenca and Zapara Culture). It also recognized 13 indigenous nationalities, 20 towns with different identities and 13 native languages.