A forest of more than ten hectares near Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, joined the list of 126 private conservation areas (ACP) that exist in Peru, whose total area covers more than 362,000 hectares.
The new private reserve, which is called “Amazonian Biopark: Huayo Forest”, was recognized for a period of 50 years to preserve a fragile ecosystem of forest that grows on white sand in 87% of its territory, announced the National Service of Protected Natural Areas (Sernanp), according to Gestión.
This new ACP forms a natural corridor next to the Allpahuayo Mishana national reserve, whose surface area is about 58,000 hectares, which ensures the continuity of ecological processes and the protection of species of flora and fauna.
Also, in this area, several species of fruit trees such as mango, noni, and avocado grow. In addition, there are four bodies of water that form a network of fish farms.
“The private conservation areas are a category of protected natural areas in Peru to preserve ecosystems, landscapes, and environments belonging to communities or individuals, who are committed to conserving their spaces and promoting sustainable tourism activities and renewable resources”, Gestión explained.
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