Tambopata Candamo Reserved Area

The Tambopata Candamo Reserve was established on January 26, 1990, through Law (R.M.) N 0032-90-AG/DGFF. Tambopata Candamo is located in the departments of Madre de Dios (Province of Tambopata) and Puno (Provinces of Carabaya y Sandia) and it has a surface of 1 043 998 02 hectares. Together with the National Park of Manu, this two areas the most studied on the Peruvian Amazon. 575 types of birds, 1,200 types of butterflies, 103 types of dragonflies and 135 types of ants live in he area. Likewise there are 103 types al mammals 60 types of amphibious, 67 types of reptiles (among then we can see snakes, turtles, crocodiles and lizards) and 94 types of fishes.

In Tambopata Candamo we can also find animal in danger of extinction such as the river wolf (Pteronura brasiliensis), the wild dog (Speothos venaticus), the black alligator (Melanosuchus niger) and the aguila (eagle) harpía (Harpiya harpiyja).

Among the main purposes of the Tambopata Candamo Reserve we can let you know the following ones: the preservation of the wild flora and fauna, as well as the protection, conservation and preservation of the natural resources,another goal is to protect lands in danger of erosion in order to make sure they will keep producing food.



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