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Environment of Ecuador

In Ecuador, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 7.3% of the total energy use. Ecuador emits 2.4 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Ecuador is 94.


Total land area of Ecuador is 263,089 km2 (approx. 101,579 mi²). 115510 km2 of Ecuador's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 44% of all the land in the country.

Issues Ecuador faces

Currently Ecuador faces various issues, including deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, water pollution, pollution from oil production wastes in ecologically sensitive areas of the Amazon Basin and Galapagos Islands.