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Unfortunately, there isn't much left of the forests of West Ecuador. More than 90% have been deforested between 1938 and 1988. Where diverse forests once grew, you can now find banana plantations. And the last remnants of forest are also very threatened by illegal and legal logging, oil palm plantations and mining companies. That's why the Chocó is considered as one of the areas with the highest conservation priority. It is one of the world's 10 most important biodiversity-hotspots and one of the WWF´s Global 200.