AMARU MAYU ECOLOGICAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE
Is a private reserve that counts with 655 hectares if mountain forest, its characteristic with present topographical variations, high precipitations and great variation of habitats which implicate a rich and diversity of flora and fauna.
Evermore it represent an important area of the Piñi Piñi mountain chain and Pantiacolla being transition zone with species in migration between high jungle lowlands, where exist a rich biodiversity to present different ecological zones of 500 m.a.s.l to 1000 m.a.s.l.
The reserve contributes to the preservation of the biodiversity, doing conservation work involving sustainable management of these mountains forests that is in risk due to the disappearance of the necessary flora which helps in the prevention of soil erosion. There is also the risk of extinction of many species of fauna through human intervention upsetting their habitat with the consequent degradation of the elemental quality and the ecological equilibrium.
Its special condition is a great interest for tourist, students, biologist, zoologist, botanist, geologist, scientific and other professionals.
LOCATION OF THE RESERVE
La reserve is located between the eastern slopes of the Andes and the Amazon basin of the mountain chain of Piñi Piñi. At the buffer zone of the National Park and Biosphere Reserve Manu. Reference: Pongo Q’oñec, Puerto Fluvial Atalaya, where indigenous and local villages are settled.
Pongo Q’oñec is geographical area and consists of high mountain slopes and vertical structures of great ecology, at risk due to the current imbalance caused by the extinction of some species of flora, fauna and soil erosion.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AMARU MAYU ECOLOGICAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE