Manu National Park (MANU NATIONAL PARK)

Manu National Park (MANU NATIONAL PARK)

Manu National Park (Manú National Park) – Located in the southeast Peru, in the Amazon River Basin, about 160 km north of Cusco and 280 km west of Puerto Maldonado.

The park was founded in 1977 in the territory of the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco, and in 1987 he entered the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today it is one of the richest and largest reserved areas in the world.

Area of ​​the territory of Manu – 1,716,295 hectares (over 17 160 km²), of which the National Park itself takes 15328 km&# 178;, the rest – the backup zone.

The territory of the park covers the entire pool of the River Mana, as well as the tributaries of the Alto Madre de Dios River (all these rivers are Amazon’s tributaries). A massive part of the protected area occupies Amazonian tropical forests, part of the park is located in the Andes at altitudes of up to 4,200 meters.

Manu provides a huge variety of types of flora and fauna – more than 15 thousand species of plants and about 250 species of trees grow here, and more than 220 species of mammals, including Jaguar, spectacular bear, a giant amber, a river pink seal, black monkey-monkey, Black Cayman, Lynx and many others.

More than 850 species of birds, about 240 species of reptiles and amphibians, 210 species of fish, and more than 2120 species of insects live here.

Manu National Park (MANU NATIONAL PARK)

At least 4 Indian tribes live in the territory of National Park Manu – Machiguenga, Mascho-Piro, Yaminahua and Amahuaca. The most famous and large ethnic group is the Machiguenga tribe (Machiguenga), whose communities live mainly along the Manan River.

All these peoples are treated as part of the natural park system, and can use the park, as they are pleased, since their lifestyle does not threaten the goals of the park.

For tourists in Manu, loggies (eco-hotels) are built, pedestrian excursions for the jungle, alloys on rivers and visits to the United Aboriginal communities.

Manu National Park (MANU NATIONAL PARK)

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