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Thursday, June 27, 2013


Given current events, I thought I'd look up Ecuador, since I know so little about it. Here's a bit about the country through photos from Wikipedia ....

As you'd guess, most of the population is Catholic ...

- Church of the Society of Jesus, Quito

Ecuador ... has the most biodiversity per square kilometer of any nation .... has 1,600 bird species (15% of the world's known bird species) in the continental area, and 38 more endemic in the Galápagos. In addition to over 16,000 species of plants, the country has 106 endemic reptiles, 138 endemic amphibians, and 6,000 species of butterfly. The Galápagos Islands are well known as a region of distinct fauna, famous as the place of birth of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ecuador has the first constitution to recognize the rights of nature.[27] The protection of the nation's biodiversity is an explicit national priority as stated in the National Plan of "Buen Vivir", or good living, objective 4, Guarantee the rights of nature, policy 1: "Sustainably conserve and manage the natural heritage including its land and marine biodiversity which is considered a strategic sector".

- sloth at Sumaco Napo-Galeras National Park

It was part of the Inca Empire ...

- Ingapirca, the temple of the sun

And a traditional dish of Ecuador is guagua de pan served with colada morad: day of the dead food ...


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