ECUADOR MADE GROUNDBREAKING HISTORY in 2008 when it became the first country to recognise Rights of Nature in its constitution. This means that the ecosystem itself can be named as the defendant.
The country is well known for its vibrant plant and wildlife, hosting many local species, such as those found on the Galápagos Islands. From schools of hammerhead sharks to humpback whales, sea turtles, and a rich birdlife, Ecuador sure has a lot to offer for any nature enthusiast.
1. Galápagos Island turtle
2. Vine snake strikes
3. Whale shark and remoras at Darwin’s Arch, Galapagos Archipelago
4. A butterfly feeding on the tears of a turtle
5. Jumping Spider, Cumbayá
Diego Galarraga Sugoniaev
6. Stunning colibri hummingbird taking a drink
7. Scalloped hammerhead sharks at Wolf Island, Galapagos
8. Stretching tree frog
9. School of eagle rays, Wolf Island, Galapagos
10. Violet-tailed sylphs
Juan Carlos Vindas
11. Orca at Punta Vicente Roca, Galapagos