Alto Mayo Protection Forest (Peru)
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:37
The Alto Mayo Protection Forest is an area of protected forest land in northern Peru. This area preserves a portion of the tropical yungas forest in the upper Mayo River basin while protecting soil and water from erosion by deforestation. The area is the water supply for populations in the Mayo valley.
The Bosques de Paz Biosphere Reserve includes seasonally dry forests that form the heart of the Endemic Region of Tumbes, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. The transboundary reserve was formed by the joining of two existing biosphere reserves in Ecuador and Peru.
Cutervo National Park (Peru)
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:34
Cutervo National Park is Peru's oldest protected area, located in the northern Peruvian Andes. It was created to preserve flora and fauna diversity and the archaeological remains of the Cordillera de Tarros, which is home to the last cloud forests of Cajamarca and various ecosystems of native species.
The Gran Pajatén Biosphere Reserve is nestled between the Andes and Amazon plains and comprises a diversity of natural habitats, notably dry forests and Yungas. It has a rich cultural and historical heritage, linked to 40 archaeological sites dating from the pre-Columbian era.
Huascarán National Park, Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site (Peru)
Fri, 12/21/2018 - 20:35
Situated in the Cordillera Blanca, Huascarán National Park and Biosphere Reserve protects the heart of the world's highest tropical mountain range in the central Peruvian Andes. The deep ravines, glacial lakes and variety of vegetation make it a site of spectacular beauty.
The Huayllay National Sanctuary is a forest of stones, with impressive cliffs and bizarre figures formed by erosion caused by wind, water and glaciers. The rock forest is a major tourist attraction for both hiking and sightseeing as well as an international destination for rock climbers.
Lomas de Lachay National Reserve is a protected area in the desert foothills of Peru where moisture from coastal mists has created a unique micro-environment of dwarf forest called Lomas, which conceals a plethora of small animals and birds.
Manú National Park, Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site (Peru)
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:07
Manú National Park is a world-renowned haven of biodiversity, at the meeting point of the Tropical Andes and the Amazon Basin, in southwestern Peru. As a vast, geographically and economically isolated watershed, the still roadless property has been spared from most human impacts.
Noroeste Amotapes-Manglares Biosphere Reserve (Peru)
Thu, 11/22/2018 - 15:33
The Noroeste Amotapes-Manglares Biosphere Reserve is located on the northern coast of Peru and covers part of the Ecuadorian dry forest in the tropical Pacific forest. The reserve includes Cerros de Amotape National Park, Coto de Caza El Angolo and Tumbes Mangroves Protected Area.
Río Abiseo National Park is situated on the eastern slope of the tropical Andes in north-central Peru. The property harbors several forest types, Paramo grasslands and extraordinary archaeological values spanning at least eight millennia of human history.