Peru: Four natural protected areas attract 45 percent of visitors

Isabel Guerra

Natural protected areas located in Ancash, Ica, Madre de Dios and Puno attract 45% of the income of the National System of Protected Areas (Sinanpe), according to the Environment Ministry (Minam).

These areas are attract the largest numbers of visitors per year: Huascarán National Park, National Reserves of Paracas, Tambopata and Titicaca, according to a research performed by Sinanpe and The Nature Conservancy.

Fernando León, from Minam, said that this study also will offer some alternatives to optimize the income and the management in these protected areas.

One of these alternatives is to increase the annual spending from US $160,780 to US $958,000 in order to reach sustainability of tourism activities in those areas.

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