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Map of Protected Natural Areas in Peru

(The most visited by tourists)

 

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Mangrove of Tumbes National Sanctuary

Tumbes

Approximately 30% of the territory of the department of Tumbes was declared as protected natural area for their biological richness and large numbers of endemic species.

Its ecosystems include tropical rainforests, dry forests equatorial mangrove areas and estuaries. Tumbes National Reserve (75.102 ha), the Mangroves of Tumbes National Sanctuary (2.972 hectares) and Cerros de Amotape National Park (91.300 hectares) are protected areas, which form part of the Northwest Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO recognized in 1977.

Tumbes National Reserve

Tumbes

Approximately 30% of the territory of the department of Tumbes was declared as protected natural area for their biological richness and large numbers of endemic species.

Its ecosystems include tropical rainforests, dry forests equatorial mangrove areas and estuaries. Tumbes National Reserve (75.102 ha), the Mangroves of Tumbes National Sanctuary (2.972 hectares) and Cerros de Amotape National Park (91.300 hectares) are protected areas, which form part of the Northwest Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO recognized in 1977.

Cerros de Amotape
National Park

Tumbes

The Cerros de Amotape National Park and the Coto de Caza el Angolo have variable altitudes ranging from 200 to 1,613 meters and a landscape characterized by hills and mountains of the range Amotape La Brea. The park shares territory of Piura and Tumbes to the border with Ecuador.

With an average annual temperature of 24 °C, the equatorial dry forest, has a great biological diversity. Among the most characteristic trees include the carob, hualtaco, charanes, sapodilla, guayacanes and pasallos. The wildlife is very rich in species representative of the tropical forest, and arid Andes. Highlights include the Andean condor, the ocelot, red deer, peccary, deer, gray squirrel, white-naped parrot red head. The park is part of the Biosphere Reserve in the Northeast.

Coto de Caza el Angolo

Piura

Approximately 30% of the territory of the department of Tumbes was declared as protected natural area for their biological richness and large numbers of endemic species.

Its ecosystems include tropical rainforests, dry forests equatorial mangrove areas and estuaries. Tumbes National Reserve (75.102 ha), the Mangroves of Tumbes National Sanctuary (2.972 hectares) and Cerros de Amotape National Park (91.300 hectares) are protected areas, which form part of the Northwest Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO recognized in 1977.

Forest of Pomac Historic Sanctuary

Chiclayo

The Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary is located in Batán Grande, 20 Km from Ferreñafe or 38 Km from Chiclayo.

This dry forest is a refuge for carob trees, birds, and at the same time for Sican archeological remains. Here are twenty pre-Inca mounds or pyramids, called huacas, like Las Ventanas Huaca, Huaca Lucía, Huaca La Merced or Huaca Rodillona.

The archeological discoveries have been surprising because of the quantity of gold objects found. The Sican Archeological Project located a tomb with valuable burial items composed of crowns, rings, masks, bracelets, necklaces, weapons, armor, and other objects of gold and semiprecious stones like turquoise, spondylus (red sea shell), lapis lazuli, and amber. The forest is full of varied flora of zapote (quararibea sp), guarango, and carob trees.

Lachay National Reserve

Lima

Location: Lima, province of Huaura.
Area: 5,070 Ha. (150-750 masl)
Creation: June 1977

Swamps of Villa Wildlife Reserve

Lima

Location: Lima city
District of Chorrillos.
Area: 263 hectares. (-1 - 5 masl)
Creation: September 2006

Swamps of Puerto Viejo Reserve Zone

Lima

Location: Lima city
District of Chilca.
Area: 275 hectares. (0 - 10 masl)
Creation: January 2008.

Paracas National Reserve

Ica

Location:
Department of Ica
Province of Pisco.
Area: 335,000 hectares.
Creation: September 1975.

Lagoons of Mejía
National Sanctuary

Arequipa

Location:
Department of Arequipa,
Province of Islay.
Area: 690 hectares.
Creation: February 1984.

Huascarán National Park

Huaraz

Located in the Cordillera Blanca, Sierra Central of Peru in the Andean Department of Ancash.

The park spans parts of the provinces of Recuay, Huaraz, Carhuaz, Yungay, Huaylas, Pomabamba, Mariscal Luzuriaga, Huari Corongo, Sihuas and Bolognesi.

08°50'-10°40' S, 77°07'-77°49' W.

Huayhuash Range Reserved Zone

Huaraz

The spectacular Cordillera Huayhuash, located south of Cordillera Blanca (White Mountain Range), in the Central Peruvian Andes, in spite of being only 40 Km (19 miles) long, has become a favorite for both trekking and to adventure walks.

Nor Yauyos Landscapes Reserve

Lima

Location: Lima and Junín Departments
Area: 221,268 Ha. (2500-5750 masl)
Creation: May 2001

Pampa de Ayacucho Historic Sanctuary

Ayacucho

(Historical Sanctuary Pampas of Ayacucho)
Location: Department of Ayacucho
Province of Huamanga.

Pampa Galeras National Reserve

Ayacucho

(National Reservation
of Pampa Galeras)
Location:
Department of Ayacucho
Province of Lucanas.
Area: 6,500 hectares.
Creation: 1967.

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary

Cuzco

Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting.

It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.

Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

Arequipa

Location:
Department of Arequipa
Provinces of Cailloma
and Arequipa.
Area: 366,936 hectares.
Creation: August 1979.

Titicaca National Reserve

Puno

Location: Department of Puno
Provinces of Puno and Huancané.
Area: 36,180 hectares.
Creation: October 1978.

Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve

Iquitos

The entrance is 26.5 Km / 16 miles from Iquitos on the Iquitos - Nauta highway (30 minutes by car).

Leaving from the Bellavista Nanay port, by boat takes 2 to 3 hours depending on the size of the engine.

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Iquitos

The Amazon river is 6,470 km (4,020 miles) long and the world's mightiest river. The Amazon Basin has the longest extension of rainforest in the world.

Comprising a large part of the provinces of Loreto, Requena, Ucayali and Alto Amazonas, it has an area of 2'080.000 hectares making it the largest in the country and in South America.

Manu National Park

Cuzco - Tambopata

The best wildlife destination in the Amazon. Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Manu Biosphere Reserve. Considered as one of the biggest and richest natural reserves in the world, the one that allows having intimate contact with nature in its most primitive and wildest state.

The Manu National Park is the largest protected natural area of its kind in Peru. Spreading across the departments of Cuzco and Madre de Dios, the park covers the entire Manu River watershed.

Tambopata National Reserve

Tambopata

Location:
Departments of Madre de Dios
and Puno Provinces of Tambopata,
Carabaya and Sandia.
Area: 274,690 hectares
Date of Creation: September 1990.

Bahuaja Sonene National Park

Tambopata

90 Km / 56 miles from Puerto Maldonado (4 to 5 hours in a 55 HP boat). This national park was established in order to protect the only tropical humid savanna that exists in Peru. The park is located between the Madre de Dios and Puno departments in the provinces of Tambopata, Carabaya, and Sandia.

It has an area of 1'091.416 hectares, and part of it is in Bolivia. The most important animals that can be found there are the maned wolf, the marsh deer, the giant anteater, the river wolf or giant otter, the bush dog, the black caiman and the harpy eagle.

 

 

 

 

Review details and location of Protected Natural Areas of Peru - (Updated Nov. 2011)

 

 

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