These are areas granted temporary protection, while surveys to determine the most appropriate way to address their specific conservation needs, in compliance with the corresponding zoning regulations are carried out. So far, thirteen reserved zones have been proclaimed in Peru, usually on large swaths of territory where there are various ways of using available resources. These areas are characterized by a distinctive environmental feature.
This natural reserve with numerous
waterfalls like the Gallito de las Rocas, is home to a great variety
of flora and fauna.
Location: District of Huasahuasi
and Chanchamayo, Province of Tarma and Chanchamayo, Departament of
Area: 9 575.09 hectares
Temperature: 10°C to 18 °C
Rainy Season: November to April
Type of Entrance: Free
Access: 24 km / 15 miles from San Ramon (2 hours in a 4 x 4 vehicle)
or 41 km / miles of Satipo (45 minutes by car).
Activities: Culturals activities, Fauna observation, flora
observation, birds observation, long walking, studies to
investigations, Camping, rappel, trekking, photografies, etc
Contact Office: Calle 17 Nº 355 Urb. El Palomar Corpac, San Isidro,
Telephone: : 225-1053
The Tumbes Reserved Zone is spread
over 75.102 hectares and is home to species characteristic to the
Amazonian jungle, the highlands, and the coast such as the jaguar,
the Andean condor, and the coastal fox. It is also an important
refuge for endemic endangered species of birds, animals, and plants
like the American crocodile, the northwest nutria, the mantled
howler monkey and the white-fronted capuchin – the only two primates
of the Peruvian coast – and the rubber tree.
There are many different wildlife species such as the yellow-faced
parakeet, the gray-cheeked parakeet, the anteater, the gray-backed
hawk, the jay, the ovenbird, and a great variety of flora like ceibo
trees, carob trees, angolo trees, quipo trees, palo santo trees and
guayacán trees. The place is a representative example of the Pacific
tropical forest ecosystem, unique to Peru, and has been included to
the Northwest Peruvian Biosphere Reserve for its value. This is a
fragile ecosystem that preserves areas with little human incursion.
The zone can be visited throughout the entire year, but it is
difficult to get there during the rainy season (January – March) or
when El Niño phenomenon occurs.
Location: District of Pampas de
Hospital (Tumbes) and Matapalo (Zarumilla), Province of Tumbes and
Zarumilla, Departament of Tumbes
Area: 75 102 hectares
Altitudinal Rank: 0-900 masl.
Rainy Season: December to March
Season: April to November
Type of Entrance: Free Access: 51 km / 32 miles northeast of Tumbes
(3 hours in a 4x4 vehicle)
Administrative Office: Av. Tarapacá Nº 427. Tumbes (Office of the
Regional Direction of Agriculture) Telefax: : (072) 52-6489
The only protected natural area
left in Lima. The Villa wetlands are made up of sprawling totora
reed clumps, pools and meadows which are irrigated by water seeping
up from the Rimac River watershed. Due to its strategic location on
the west coast of the continent, the Villa wetlands are an important
resting point for migratory bird species. Birdwatchers have spotted
more than 150 bird species here, including 30 species which have
flown here from as far away as the Arctic Circle, the Caribbean and
Location: District of Chorrillos,
Province of Lima, Departament of Lima
Area: 263.27 hectares
Altitudinal Rank: 5 - 3 masl
Temperature: 10°C to 18 °C
Rainy Season: Junio to September
Season: All the year
Type of Entrance: Circuit for 45 minuts Entrance
Tariff: Students: S/3.50, Adults: S/6.00, Investigators: s/12.00
(Max. 4 persons). Iincluyed IGV
Access: 18 km / 11 miles south of Lima (40 minutes by car).
Telephone: (511) 254-7611 – Fax: 254-8757.
Visiting hours: Mon. – Sun. 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. including
Contact Office: Av. 12 de octubre Mz. D2 – Lt. 2 - Chorrillos.
Telefax: : (01) 225-1053