The National Reserve of Pampa Galeras was established on May 5, 1967 through Law (R.S.) N 157-A. its name was changed by the National Reserve of Pampa Galeras Barbara D'Achille on April 15, 1993 by law (D.S.) N 017-93-PCM.
This reserve makes up of 6500 hectares which own to the peasant community Lucanas located in the department of Ayacucho, province and district of Lucanas.
This weedy place is made up of Festuca tree (Stipa ichu, Calamagrostis sp)., the Tola (Lepidophyllum quadrangulare) and the Senecio sp. and the quishuar (Buddleja sp.)
The vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) is the most representative in Pampa Galeras and the purpose of this reserve is to protect these animals we can also find the Guanaco (Lama guanicoe), which live free in the pampas.
The most impressive bird is the andean Condor (Vultor gryphus), we can see the pissaca (Nothoprocta ornata) and the Kiula (Tinamotis penhaldii) as well. With regard to the birds, we can find the pato jerga (Anas georgica) and the pato sutro (Anas flavirosatris).
The main purpose of this Reserve is to protect the vicuna and promote the development of the population settled there.