MANU NATIONAL PARK AND BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Being part of the Manu and Biosphere Reserve means taking a responsibility to commitment of the environment. Our commitment involves recognizing the problem and seeking solutions actively working for the conservation and development of the Biosphere humanity Reserve.
Manu National Park protects one of the most important areas of the world, in terms of mega-diversity of biological species. Its large extent through frigid punas exceeding 4,000 m.a.s.l rugged forested mountains that give rise to a multitude of small streams and valleys; cloud forest, high and finally the flat Amazonian forests. This magnificent and unique large and complex scenario hydro graphic system and ensures the presence of a variety of ecosystems little affected by man.
Since 1977 the National Park holds the Manu Biosphere Reserve status, which was granted by UNESCO. In borders the Territorial Reserve Kugapakori and Nahua ethnic groups, the National Shrine Megantoni and Amarakaeri Communal Reserve. In turn, in 1987 was declared a Natural World Heritage Site.
The majority of the territory is formed by the Nahua, Mashko-Piro, Matsiguenka, Harakmbut, Wachipaeri and Yine communities inhabiting ancestrally between forests and rivers of these forests. Native communities Yomibato and Tayakome are recognized within the area. Both are located in the upper area of the Manu River. In the southwest there is a farmers’ association known as Callanga. In addition, adjacent to the PNM (and inside) northwest sector there is an unknown number of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation.
Manu National Park, has an area of 1 692 137.26 ha. It is one of the areas of Peru’s largest conservation, greater length and has 13 ecological zones ranging from 200 m. to 4000 m.a.s.l. which determine the biodiversity of flora and fauna.
The unique and inestimable value of the Manu National Park lies in the immense wealth of flora and fauna, which is still undisturbed by man, including a wide range of environments between Pajonal Sub andino and low Rainforest and cultural wealth which houses its indigenous communities.