Sarayaku is located on the banks of river Bobonaza in the Amazon rainforest of southwest Ecuador. Covering over seven million square kilometers, the rainforest in the Amazon basin is the largest coherent forest on our planet. With its ability to store co2 and to produce oxygen, it plays – as the so-called Lung of the World – a key role in the balance of our climate. Unparalleled in its richness of biodiversity, the region is home to an estimated 5-10 million species, of which only a fractional number have been discovered and described to date.
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