Peru’s Pomac forest, located in the department of Lambayeque, will receive more than 20,000 local and foreign tourists this year, according to estimates by the Sicán National Museum.
Carlos Elera, director of the museum and member of the shrine’s management committee, said Pomac had received about 16,000 tourists this year so far.
Elera said the flow of visitors to the area was “interesting”, because the forest was in the process of becoming a wider tourist destination.
"Mostly we get visits from specialists and tourists interested in birds, insects and in other cases in archeology. We also get visits linked to traditional agriculture," he told Andina news agency.
Elera said work needs to be carried out in an orderly fashion, to insure that thee influx of visitors does not have a negative impact on the sanctuary’s flora, fauna and archeology.
He said that since the sanctuary management committee was working hard to conserve the area.
The Pomac forest occupies an area of 5,887 hectares of nature reserve.
The natural reserve was established by a supreme decree in order to preserve the unity of the cultural landscape and the archaeological site of the Sican culture.
The Pomac Forest occupies an area of 5,887 hectares of nature reserve, and has traditionally appealed to those interested birds, insects and archaeology.