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National Parks in Perú

Huascarán

The Huascarán National Park was established on July, 1st, 1975, through Law (D.S.) N 0622-75-AG. UNESCO recognized it as Natural Inheritance of the Humanity in 1985 and as a center of the Reserve of Biosphere in 1977.

This park includes the Cordillera Blanca, the highest Tropical chain of mountains in the world, and is located in the department of Ancash, provinces of Huaylas, Yungay, Carhuaz, Huaraz, Recuay, Bolognesi, Pomabamba, Huari, Mariscal Luzuriaga and Asunción. It has a surface of 340,000 hectares.

The park has a very rich flora, fauna, and beauty landscapes. Some of this peaks and lagoons which are very popular around the world. The Huascarán is the highest mountain in Perú - 6,768 m.a.s.l. this park presents seven microclimates where more than 779 species of flowers (304 types and 104 families) live. We can find the Puya (Puya Raimondi), there are queñual forests (Polylepis sp.) which make up the high andean plateau. There are 8 types and 10 different species of mammals as: wild cat (Oncifelis colocolo), the andean cat (Oreailurus jacobita), the spectaded bear (Tremarctos orriatus), the taruca (Hippocamelus antisensis) and the vicuna (Vicugna vicugna).

There are some birds in the park as: the andean condor ( Vltur gryphus) the pato de los torrentos (Merganetta armata), the partridge (Tinamotis pentlandii); between others. From April to November the water is dry. It's a good opportunity to practice mountain erring audwalles. The most popular place are Chimancocha and Orconconcha and Pastoruri.

The main goal of the Huascarán National Park is to protect the wild flora and fauna, and promote the tourism.


Peruvian Nature and Ecological Activities :

National Parks
Cutervo
Tingo Maria
Manu
Huascarán
Cerros de Amotape
Rio Abiseo
Yanachaga Chemillen
Bahuaja Sonene

National Reserves
Pampa Galeras Barbara D'Achille
Junin
Paracas
Lachay
Lake Titicaca
Salinas y Aguda Blanca
Calipuy
Pacaya Samiria

National Sanctuaries
Huayllay
Calipuy
Lagunas de Mejia
Ampay
Manglares de Tumbes
Tabacones Namballe

Historical Sancturies
Chacamarca
Pampa de Ayacucho
Machu Picchu

Protected Rainforests
Bocatoma Canal Nuevo Imperial
Puquio Santa Rosa
Pui Pui
San Matias San Carlos
Pagaibamba
Alto Mayo

Hunting Areas
El Angolo
Sunchubamba



Reserved Areas
Laquipampa
Apurimac
Pantanos de Villa
Tambopata Candamo
Batan Grande
Tumbes
Algarrobal El Moro
Chancay Baños
Aymara Lupaca
Gueppi
Rio Rimac
Alto Cañete y Cochas Pachacayo
Santiago Comaina
Allpahuayo Mishana

Community Reserves
Yanesha

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Primates
Sea Mammals
Buterflies
Wildflowers
Orchids

Peruvian Waters
Peruvian Coast and Beaches
Lakes and Lagoons
Rivers
Waterfalls

Andean Camelids
Alpacas
Guanacos
Llamas
Vicuñas

Birdwatching
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in Manu and Tambopata
in Arequipa and the Colca Valley
in Puno and Lake Titicaca
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