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Rainforest Wildlife Yasuni Camera

Yasuni Trap Camera
The Puma is wandering in the trails of Shiripuno Lodge.

Watch the amazon Wildlife captured in the Yasuni Trap Camera, many rare species found here.

We use many Traps Cameras available to capture moments of unique Amazonian Wildlife, those moments are useful data to understand the forest dynamics, we using it use to create a baseline of pristine forest in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.

We set them in many locations in the forest, we chose randomly camera station like in remote Forest Clay Licks, close & far trails, Moriche swamps, forest swamps, oxbows, feeding trees, streams, most of the times these locations have a limited number of visitors.

Many kind of Rainforest Wildlife found in our Yasun Trap Camera:

The Yasuni Trap Camera is a Sharing Initiative to promote the Conservation of the Amazon Rainforest Wildlife by bringing out of the forest images and videos from many different species of animals, many of them are the threat by Our Lifestyle and losing them is something we can’t afford.

We you had enjoyed the Rainforest Wildlife in the Yasuni Trap Camera.

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The Waorani People

Waorani People

The Waorani People are Hunters-and-Gatherers from the Amazonian Amazon Rainforest Ecuador (Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza Provinces).

They are famous for riding out using sharp-pointed palm spears to any tries over their territory including oil workers and missionaries.

They have marked differences from other ethnic groups from Ecuador. Gaba building his new house is part of his daily duties.

The Waorani House is made os medium size forest trees, palm leaves, and lianas!

The Waorani People today is facing interesting challenges, oil and forest fragmentation

The Waorani knows all the seeds they can use from the forest, its use as a source of income

Kichwa People and Waorani People
Below is a collection of videos clip made to capture some of the lifestyles of the Waorani People.

The entire Yasuni Biosphere Reserve region is ancestral Waorani People territory. Which extends, from the Napo River on the north and west, down to the Curaray River in the south and eastward into Peru.

This vast territory, which stretches over 20 000 km2, underlies the current limits of Yasuni National Park and the Waorani Ethnic Reserve

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Life and Death in the Yasuni

Life and Death in the Yasuni

NOVEMBER 13, 2016
Life and Death in the Yasuni is a rare event capture on a trap camera in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. A Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus) attacking an unrecognized snake, using powerful strikes down with its tarsus and suffocating it with body weight. The snake fights back all way to the end, knowing the untold story ahead of time.

The Yasuni Trap Camera is a sharing initiative to promote the Conservation of the Amazon Rainforest, with the special interest in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador. During our time collecting images never had found an entire event like this time. We are very grateful with all the different people who had sponsored this idea of sharing the diversity of life. Thank you all!

The Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus) is large raptor from the Neotropics, They feed on mammals, birds, and reptiles, taken largely from trees and detected from a favorite perch. It has a prominent crest, is blackish with narrow white barring below, and broad gray bars on the tail.
This hawk-eagle occurs in both open and dense forests and is the most frequently seen of the Neotropical forest eagles.

When nesting time arrives a stick nest is placed in the canopy, where it is often supported by branches and vines. As in other Neotropical eagles, development is slow and this species likely only nests once every two or three years.

The Black Hawk-Eagle occurs from Mexico south through the Amazon basin as well as in Atlantic coastal forest from eastern Brazil south to northern Argentina.

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The Mammals of the Yasuni

Learn about The Mammal of the Yasuni, one of the richest fauna in the world! The world diversity of mammals is found in the Andes and eastern Africa at the landscape scale.

Watch Video: Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus) in the Yasuni.

The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (Yasuni National Park & Waorani Reserve) in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador, is the unique place that holds about 30% of the mammalian diversity of the entire Amazon Basin.

It’s the world known Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, it’s located between the mighty Napo River and the Curaray River.

Yasuní Biosphere Reserve sits at the intersection of the Andes, the Equator, and the Amazon region, an ecological bull’s-eye where extremely rich communities of plants, amphibians, birds, and mammals in South America converge.

We invite you to watch YASUNI WILDERNESS: MAMMALS, a compilation of exotics videos and photos, with a handful of the bush dogs, tapirs, jaguars, pumas ocelots, anteaters, monkey, armadillos, and others. Most of them were captured with trap cameras, showing a high density in peccaries, tapirs, jaguars, pumas, and ocelots.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, appear to be globally unique in their ability to support at least 200 coexisting mammal species, the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve mammal list contains 204 species, it represents approximately one-third of all Amazonian mammals and 44% of all mammals known from Ecuador (382 sp).

Considering that Ecuador has the world’s ninth highest mammal diversity, finding nearly half of the country’s mammals in a single park is remarkable.

The number of coexisting mammal species in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is also extraordinary. Twelve primate species approaches the richest known sites in the Neotropics (14 eastern Peru and western Brazilian).

Yasuní’s primate richness represents only one major primate radiation while those in West Africa and Southeast Asia represent three different primate radiations.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve has amongst the highest local bat richness for any site in the world. Whereas 117 bat species are estimated to occur on a regional scale within the Amazon Basin, Yasuní is projected to harbor comparable richness on just a local scale.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve also shelters more than 20 globally threatened mammal species, including the yellow-bellied spider monkey and the rare golden-mantled tamarin.

Stay more news would come!!

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Orchids of the Yasuni

Orchid of the Yasuni

Learn about the Orchids of the Yasuni, an incredible family of plants living in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.

The Orchids in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve have a high rate of success.

Most of these unique organisms live in trees up in the canopy and few can be found rooting in the ground.

The Orchids in the Amazon Rainforest receives very little attention in wildlife surveys giving to the locations they choose to live,.

The Orchids of the Yasuni have adapted to live with very limited resources such as water and nutrients, with their spongy leaves and pseudobulbs allows them to store water during rainfalls.

The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is home of several hundreds of species of orchids, check some of them gather up in the Orchid Garden at Shiripuno Lodge.

All these specimens had been rescued from the forest floor and taken to the garden.

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Monkeys of the Yasuní

The Monkeys of the Yasuni

The Diversity of Monkeys living in the of the Yasuní is very high.
The Monkeys of the Yasuní is one of the most diverse communities of primates ever recorded to live in an area in the neotropics.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador is the largest tract of Tropical Rainforest in the Western Amazon Basin, one of the most biologically diverse on the planet.

Within the forest of the Yasuní lives at 10 species of monkeys sharing resources in a single area, something has never been recorded before.

Watch Video: Red Tity Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador

The Monkeys of the Yasuni

Watch Video: Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey Lagothrix lagotricha. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador

Noise Night Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador

Red Howler Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.

Black-mantled Tamarin. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.

Here is a list of the Monkeys found in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve:

  • Pygmy Marmoset Cebuella pygmaea
  • Saddle-back Tamarin Leontocebus lagonotus
  • Black-mantled Tamarin Leontocebus nigricollis
  • Golden-mantled Tamarin Leontocebus tripartitus
  • Ecuadorian White-fronted Capuchin Cebus aequatorialis
  • Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey Saimiri cassiquiarensis
  • Noisy Night Monkey Aotus vociferans
  • Napo Saki Pithecia napensis
  • Colombian Red Howler Alouatta seniculus
  • White-bellied Spider Monkey Ateles belzebuth
  • Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey Lagothrix lagotricha
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Welcome to Yasuni Wilderness

Yasuni Wildlife
Yasuni Wildlife
Owl Butterfly comes out at dusk!

When it comes to hiding, the Amazon Rainforest comes with great imaginative solutions to the daily task of not been found or eaten; this remarkable changes in thousands organism is the result of trials and errors over thousands of years.

From deep of the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, the largest protected area in Ecuador, we found something unique that we want to share with all you, it is perhaps the first video of the Rufous Potoo; it’s among the rarest birds in the world but rarer is to find it on its earliest plumage.

Here is an example of the Amazon Rainforest efforts to survive, this chick was here for about a month to grow big enough to fledge, during its process the adult (we don’t know the sex) was close enough to bring care every night as we patrol its vicinity we found it sitting on top of the chick.

We found this Rufous Potoo chick during a birding walk at Shiripuno Amazon Lodge

Enjoy this Video Clip from deep of the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (Yasuni National Park & Waorani Anthropological Reserve) in Ecuador.

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Fernando Vaca