Manu National Park
Peru, Madre de Dios

Manu National Park is located in the southeast of Peru, in the departments of Cuzco and Madre de Dios. The park was established on May 29, 1973 with the aim of protecting the unique ecosystems of the highlands of the Andes and the Peruvian Amazon, the biodiversity of mountain cloudy and low-lying tropical rainforests. In 1977, Manu Park received the status of a biosphere reserve, and in 1987 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Manu National Park covers an area of 1716295 hectares, which covers altitude zones from 150 to 4200 meters above sea level. This is one of the few territories left on the planet whose nature has remained untouched by humans. Small ethnic tribes still live here, who escaped the influence of civilization. More than 5000 plant species are registered in the park and new species are constantly being identified. 10% of the currently known types of vascular plants, vines, palm trees, figs, cedar, chestnut, ficus, Brazilian Hevea (up to 220 species of trees on one hectare of forest in Manu), shrubs, a huge number of types of medicinal plants and exotic flowers. The fauna is represented by 221 species of mammals (jaguar, cougar, ocelot, giant otter, anteater, armadillo, monkeys, sloths, white-tailed deer, bakers, Andean fox, spectacled bear and others), 1025 species of birds, most of which are endemic, 150 species of amphibians , 100 species of reptiles and 210 species of fish. The variety of insects is amazing, today 1307 species of butterflies, 136 species of dragonflies, 300 species of ants, more than 650 species of beetles are identified, new species of invertebrates are constantly being discovered and described. According to scientists, the park has more than 500,000 species of living organisms. Five zones are open for visiting - lakes Salvador, Otorongo and Juarez, as well as the areas of Limonal and Romero. For tourists in these places, hiking trails are developed, boat tours are organized, camping and recreation areas are equipped. In the Palotoa river basin are the “Pushrogar Petroglyphs” - huge numbers knocked out on a rock from the observation platform Tres Cruces, located at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level in the Andes, from a bird's flight you can see endless expanses of rainforest. Guests of Manu Park can go rafting, kayaking, go hiking in the impenetrable jungle and see exotic birds and animals.

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