Island Santa Clara is an insular ecosystem,
particularly of the tropical desert atmospheres,
which constitutes a critical habitat for the
protection of the marine birds.
place is located in the Province of El Oro, it was
created on June 3, 1999 under the agreement No. 83.
dominant vegetal species in the island is the muyuyo
(lutea Cordia), a small tree in which nests the
pelicans and the frigates.
Santa Clara Island is the greatest zone of refuge of
marine birds in Ecuador, the main ones are: blue
legs piqueros, 4000 real pelicans and frigates.