The country hosts a UNESCO Cluster Office in Quito, which covers Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
One of Ecuador’s 3 biosphere reserves, the Archipielágo de Colón Biosphere Reserve, in Galapagos, is known around the world for its unusual biodiversity, particularly animal life such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise, and of course the many types of finch that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. It is also a World Heritage site.
Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.
- International Hydrological Programme-Latin America and the Caribbean (IHP-LAC) Working group on snow and ice More
- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy programme (HELP) project in the Chaguana basin More
People, Biodiversity and Ecology
- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)
- Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS)
Sciences Policy and Sustainable Development
- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More