Consortium Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO
It is one of the largest reserves in Central and South America. Founded in 2020, it covers an area of more than 4,100,000 hectares, where 16 ecological zones of wildlife are located, forming a wide variety of landscapes.
There are 115 species of endangered fauna, 252 species of endemic fauna, and 307 species of endemic and endangered flora.
Located at an altitude of 280 to 5200 meters above sea level, the reserve’s territory is home to 312 Native Indigenous Communities of Ashaninka, Asheninka, Machiguenga, Kakinte, and Yine.
Five focus areas of AVIRERI VRAEM Biosphere Reserve :
Conservation of Biodiversity
Implementation of a set of measures to protect more than 700 endemic and rare species of flora and fauna of Central Peru.
Implementation of research Programs as a basis for all types of project activities of the Reserve.
Creating environmentally correct alternative forms of public activity for the sustainable development of the region.
Promoting the development of new economic projects based on the balanced use of natural resources and protective environmental measures.
Introduction of new forms and programs in the field of environmental literacy of the population.