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Noroeste Amotapes y Manglares (Peru)

Noroeste Amotapes y Manglares (Peru)

Imatge Located in the northeast of Peru, this area is most famous for the mangroves of Tumbes, the largest area of mangrove forest in Peru. The site also includes areas of the western foothills of the Andes, with altitudes up to 3,080 meters, which has resulted in a unique biological diversity with a high degree of endemism. The biosphere reserve includes seasonaly dry forests of Peru that form the heart of the Endemic Region of Tumbes, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. This region is home to 59 endemic bird species, 14 of which are endangered.


Declaration Date: 1977

Country: Peru

Surface Area: 1,115,947 ha

Resident population: 500,000 inhabitants

Contact: Juan La Rosa    jlarosa@sernanp.gob.pe

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