Sumaco

Date: September 1-10 2018

Location: Sumaco Napo-Galeras National Park (SNGNP), Napo province, 1300-3732 m a.s.l.

 

Located at the foothills of the eastern Andes mountain range and the Amazon plain, the PNSNG extends over 205,751 hectares of Napo humid forests. The area is isolated as a consequence of the difficult terrain, humid climate and dense vegetation, which in turn allows for a great diversity of flora, fauna and ecosystems.

 

During the field work of the NUNA project, our researchers found four primate species: White-bellied spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth), White-fronted capuchin (Cebus yuracus), common woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) and Black mantle tamarin (Leontocebus nigricollis). In addition, 31 species of amphibians, 5 species of reptiles, 18 types of ants (which could be different species), 23 species of spiders and 154 species of birds were recorded. Considering that this information is preliminary, it is very likely that the numbers of species will increase as NUNA scientists analyze the data collected at the site.