Cerros de Amotape National Park

The Cerros de Amotape was established on July 22, 1975 through Law (D.S.) N 0800-75-AG. Since 1977 the Reserve of the North-est Biosphere ios made up of Coto de Caza, The Angolo and the Zona Reservada de Tumbes.

This park is located in the departments of Tumbes and Piura, provinces of Contralmirante Villar and Sullana, with a surface of 91,300 hectares. This National Park has four different ecosystems. We can find 44 arboreal species, 47 bush species, 61 plants, 12 dimming plants, 7 cactaceas and 12 epiphytes (4 varieties of archids). Some these as: cedar (Cedrel sp.) ebony (Ziziphus thyrsiflora), guaycan (Tabebuia bill bergii), madero (Tabebura chrysanta), hualtaco (Loxopterygium huasango) and palo santo (Bursera graveolens).

The wild fauna is very varied, there are species from tropical forests, arid areas and the Andes. There are about 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and anphibians.The following birds are found there: Andean condor (Voltur ghryphus), Jungle Condor (Sarcoramphus papa), gray deer (Odocoileus virginianus), red deer (Mazam Americana), sajino (Tayassua Tajacu) and the squirrel (Sciurus stramincus), wood peckers parrots and parakeets.With regard to reptiles we can find the macanche -snake- (Boa constrictor ortoni), sancarranca (Bothrops barnetti) and coralillo (Micrurus tschudir olsoni) and the pacaso or iguana (Crocodylus acutus) and the North-west otter (Lutra Longicaudis). With regard to the monuments from different cultures in Guineal, Modroño and Pantanal.

The main goal of this park is to preserve the biological diversity existing in the ecoregion of the equatorial dry forest and the tropical forest of the Pacific.

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