The Joint Command is an institution with the highest level of credibility; Systematically integrated and developing its planning based on the Military Defense Directive issued by the Ministry of National Defense. Among its main attributions and duties is to advise the President of the Republic and the Minister of National Defense on military and war policies, as well as on the study and solution of problems related to the security of the territory of the State.
The coast region with its own lifestyle, is one of the three natural regions in which the continental Ecuador is divided. It is a territorial strip of 67,062 Km 2 facing the Andes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, composed of seven provinces, of which the third part are beaches. The Gulf of Guayaquil is the main sea in South America and the mangroves of Esmeraldas are the highest in the world.
Almost a thousand kilometers away from the continent lies a natural laboratory where a combination of unique species in the world inhabit. These islands of volcanic origin have been qualified by scientists and researchers as Natural Heritage of Humanity and since then it has been a protected area. Galapagos offers various types of natural beaches and lava tunnels that tell the story of its formation.
The Sierra is the part of Ecuador that is crossed by the Cordillera de los Andes. In this region the cold paramo is found until the warm tropic, since it is composed of volcanos, snowy, mountains and valleys that according to the height determine their temperature. It also has historical cities and ancient ruins, to the north this Quito the capital of Ecuador, an interesting city that presents cultural richness and unforgettable landscapes.
In Ecuador we can find a part of the main lungs of the world, this is the Ecuadorian Amazon region. Here is one of the largest riches in ethnic groups that preserve their ancient customs, they are in charge of watching over their territories and conserving them, which is why we have some national parks and protected areas