Because of its privileged location in the middle of the world, Ecuador has thousands of exotic and endemic species that make it a particularly beautiful place. Around 18,000 plants with flowers and the smallest orchid in the world are in Ecuador, the country of the four worlds.Ecuador’s biodiversity is also reflected in the fauna of its four regions: The Coast, The Andes, The Amazon and The Galapagos. We have 1,600 species of birds, 350 species of reptiles and 400 species of amphibians, among others.The beauty and biodiversity of Ecuador is tangible in its numerous protected areas. These areas are protected by law to preserve its natural beauty and its flora and fauna. To visit these places is an experience for the senses.