Peru is a country with a rich cultural heritage that has been shaped over thousands of years. Its cultural landscape combines the legacies of its ancient civilizations, the influences of its colonial past, the enduring traditions of its indigenous communities, the vibrant expressions of its contemporary art scene, and the unparalleled excellence of its culinary offerings.
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Protected Areas in Peru
Alto Mayo Protection Forest: Preserving Peru's Natural Treasure The Editor Fri, 12/22/2023 - 19:02
The Alto Mayo Protection Forest in Peru covers 182,000 hectares of pristine nature and is home to diverse wildlife. Despite deforestation challenges, Conservation International is collaborating with local communities and government entities to sustain this vital ecosystem and preserve its enduring beauty and ecological significance.
The Avireri-Vraem Biosphere Reserve is located in the provinces of Satipo and La Convención of central Peru. It is one of the largest reserves in Central and South America, composed of two large coastal lagoon systems and a wide variety of natural ecosystems.
Bahuaja-Sonene National Park of Peru is part of the world's largest multinational tropical protected area. It protects an area comprised of tropical rainforest, savanna, flooded grasslands, hills and mountains, harboring some of the wildest and least-impacted habitats in the world.
In the heart of Peru's Central Andes lies the Bicentenario-Ayacucho Biosphere Reserve, surrounded by a breathtaking collage of mountains and valleys. This protected wilderness sanctuary is of tremendous ecological and cultural importance, enriched with historical, religious, and social values. It has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to its unparalleled environmental and cultural significance.
The Bosques de Neblina - Selva Central Biosphere Reserve is located in the Amazon basin of central Peru, in a transition zone between the eastern slopes of the Andes and the Amazon. Harboring four emblematic Peruvian ecosystems, it is home to a high biological and cultural diversity level.
The Bosques de Paz Transboundary Biosphere Reserve was formed by joining two existing biosphere reserves in Ecuador and Peru. The reserve includes seasonally dry forests that form the heart of the Endemic Region of Tumbes, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots.
Cutervo National Park, located in the northern Peruvian Andes, is Peru's oldest protected area. 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 Peruvian 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.
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.
Huayllay National Sanctuary in Peru is a geological masterpiece and a biodiversity haven. The sanctuary spans the Bombón Plateau and features the stunning rock forest of Huayllay, shaped by wind, water, and ancient glaciers. This rich Central Andean wet puna ecosystem hosts various flora and fauna adapted to the challenging altitudes.