Parque Pedagogico Etnobotanico OMAERE

Search again Edit this page
Ecuador - Pastaza - Puyo

Institution Code: OMAER

BGCI Member: No

Welcome to Omaere Ethnobotanical Park in the Amazon
Welcome to Omaere Ethnobotanical Park in the Amazon

About the Parque Pedagogico Etnobotanico OMAERE

The Omaere Park is an enchanting corner of the Amazon, five minutes away from Puyo that invites you to enjoy the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its unique biodiversity and its cultural richness.

The study of flora is the priority in OMAERE park. It covers 15.6 hectares, of which 5 are primary forest (natural forest that has received no human intervention) where we can also find a strong diversity of plant species and animals. Then 10 hectares are secondary forest (primary forest that was destroyed and that is slowly regenerating) and that are today being reforested.

The Pedagogical Ethnobotanical Omaere Park does not only concentrate their efforts in Botany. One of its objectives is also to help fortify the cultures of Indigenous nationalities of the region.

Main Address:
Parque Pedagogico Etnobotanico OMAERE
Paseo Turistico del Río Puyo
Del Malecón cruzando El Puente Peatonal, Casilla 802
Pastaza Ecuador

Telephone: +593 (0)3 288 7656
Fax: +593 (0) 3 883001
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Teresa Shiki
    Curator's Name: Christopher Canaday
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1994
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 15 Hectares
    Latitude: -1.4864
    Longitude: -78.0082
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
  • Open to public: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Plants of ethnobotanical importance. Native plants. Orchidaceae, Bromeliaceae, Araceae, ornamental plants.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes