PERUVIAN NATURE AND ECOLOGY IN PERU

Peru is doted with a rich diversity of animal and vegetal species, and Man has lived alongside them in a harmonious co-existence for thousands for years.
Species such as the condor, serpent and puma were worshipped by the ancient highlanders, who crafted their images into pottery and monuments during the rise of early civilizations, in homage to their beauty and power. Other species served as food or as raw materials for Man's creations.
Some animals even forged a relationship of interdependence that has lasted for thousands of years, a relationship maintained by Peruvians living outside the major cities. Peru's territory has also long kept hidden thousands of species that continue to amaze scientists from all over the world.
The most startling are the native species, due to their unique characteristics and beauty, and above all the way they have managed to adapt to Peru's difficult climate and geography.

National Parks
Manu

Manu

Huascaran

Huascaran

National Reserves
Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Pacaya Samiria

Pacaya Samiria

National Sanctuaries
Huayllay

Huayllay

Manglares de Tumbes

Manglares de Tumbes

Historical Sancturies
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Protected Rainforests
Protected Rainforests

Protected Rainforests

Hunting Areas
Hunting Areas

Hunting Areas

Reserved Areas
Pantanos de Villa

Pantanos de Villa

Tambopata Candamo

Tambopata Candamo

Community Reserves
Yanesha

Yanesha

Nature Watching
Orchids

Orchids

Primates

Primates

Peruvian Waters
Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Lakes and Lagoons

Lakes and Lagoons

Andean Camelids
Alpacas

Alpacas

Vicuñas

Vicuñas

Birdwatching
In Arequipa and Colca Valley

In Arequipa and Colca Valley

In Manu and Tambopata

In Manu and Tambopata

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Medicine

Traditional Medicine