Titicaca Lake National Reserve

The National Reserve of Titicaca was established onOctober 31, 1978, through Law (D.S.) N 185-78-AA. This Reserve is located in the department of Puno, provinces of Huancané and Puno. It has a surface of 36,180 hectares and the sector Puno has a surface 29,150 hectares.

There are more than 60 species of resident and migratory birds such as: the zambullidor del Titicaca (Rollandia micropterum), the yanauico (Plegadis rediai), the cormoran (Phalacrorax olivaceus) and the totorero (Phleocryptes melonopos). We can also find ducks (Anatidae) and chocas (Rallidac), chorlos (Chara driidae), playeros (Scolopacidae) and flamingoes (Phoenicop teridae).

There are just a few species of mammals living in the Reserve like gnawings; e.g.: the vizcacha (Cagidium peruanum) the wild guinea-pig (Cavia Ischudii) and the andean wild wolf (Pseudalopex culpaeus). Its flora is represented by aquatic plants like the reed plant (Schoenplectus totora), the yana llacho (Elodea potamogeton) the lenteja de agua (Lemma sp.) and the purima (Chara sp.).

The goals of this National Reserve are: the conservation of the wild flora and fauna; protect the natural resources like the reed plant and to promote the local tourism.

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