Ecuador highlights potential for sustainable tourism in mammal feeding grounds

The Ministry of the Environment has invited the public to develop new research projects and also to visit the tourism ventures in the Amazon, with the objective of helping to mitigate wildlife trafficking and hunting.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Environment of Ecuador revealed Thursday (23) an investigation highlighting the potential for sustainable tourism in the sites where mammal salt licks have been installed in Yasuní National Park, a protected forest in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

In a press release, the Ministry said that an investigation by Yasuní National Park and the Ministry's Environmental and Social Reparation Program revealed that the salt licks located in the Añangu Kichwa community are frequented by mammals native to the area to feed.

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