ABOUT THE RESERVE NARUPA
Limits: Via to Loreto, Francisco de Orellana
Date of creation: 2006
Area: 1.455 hectares (3,112 acres)
Temperature: 25 ° C
Ecosystem: Low montane evergreen forest
Climate: Rainy and temperate
Altitudinal range: 1000 - 1580 m
Flora and Fauna: Puma, Ocelot, Tapir, Black Tinamou, Military Macaw, Jacamar Pechicobrizo, Elenita Tropandina.
HOW TO GET TO NARUPA
From Quito: The Narupa Reserve is located approximately 4 hours from the city of Quito. Take the Papallacta-Baeza-Cosanga route, go through the Guacamayos mountain range until you reach the "Y" that divides the route to Tena and Coca, take the road to Loreto-Coca and travel 1400 meters before reaching the river bridge Hollin Chico. The entrance is on a curve where there is not enough space for vehicles, so the best option is to continue on the road to the restaurant "Susanita" where there is a parking lot. In the restaurant you can buy tickets to the reserve.
The hours of service for the visit of trails is from 07h00 to 15h30.
This is the ONLY reserve where nationals pay 3$ and foreigners 5$.
NOTE: The animals in the reserves must be fed ONLY by the persons in charge.
In the reserve there is diversity of Tangaras, Mosqueros and Hummingbirds; A pair of Falcon Pechinaranja has also been found, which has been breeding for some years in a cliff adjacent to the reserve, this is the only nesting site in Ecuador of this Hawk species, which is also in danger of extinction.
OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECTS
The reserve acquires the name of Narupa by a species of palm that is located in the eastern province of Napo. This was established with the objective of protecting a block of "Evergreen Low Montane Forest", since in this region it is threatened by deforestation for agriculture, since its lands are subtracted for this activity.
The reserve has an approximate of 300 species of birds, although it is estimated that it increases to 400 species, since, the reserve has some unexplored areas.
So far in Narupa we find 2 of the 5 species globally threatened as: the Flag and the Cerulean Warbler. Additionally, some hummingbird drinking troughs have been installed.