"MANU NATIONAL PARK" Manù by swesn

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Manú National Park is a biosphere reserve located in Madre de Dios and Paucartambo, Cusco.

Due to its inaccessibility, this region was thankfully conserved before the Peruvian government designated it as a national park. The park remains fairly inaccessible by road to this day, you need a very tough day of bus travel round and round the mountains and then, 1/2 a day of boat ride.

It was recognised as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 by UNESCO and was pronounced a World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the largest National Park in Peru.

The park protects all ecological zones that exist in the Amazon, from 150m to more than 4200m above sea level. Because of this range, it has one of highest biodiversity of any park in the world. It is a great destination for observing birds, as it is home to over 800 species of birds, nearly the total for all of North America.

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