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Megadiverse Peru

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on May 22, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Peru is an center of origin, as it is a country with a lot of genetic resources that have provided the world many domesticated species.

In Peru there are 84 different areas of life of the 117 that exist worldwide with 28 climates of the 32 the world has.




it is considered as the 4th country with tropical forest as 605 of its territory as tropical forest.

Peru forests house .:

* 25,000 species of plants  (10% of the world)
*   4,000 species of orchids (10% of the world)
*   1,046 species of plants that are food and 182 has been domesticated,
*   3,000 varieties of potatoes
*   5,428 endemic plants


Orchid in Gocta Lodge (Northern Peru)

It is also considered as he 2nd country in birds housing 1,800 species; and also in fish 

It is 3rd in amphibians, housing 449 species.

It is 5th in mammals housing 515 species. and  in reptiles  housing 418 species.


Flower & butterfly in Heath River

By far, Peru is considered by some travellers as a wonderful country as it also houses 760 endemic species of animals

If you are a nature lover take a glance of the marvelous amazon forest Peru has.

Discover Tambopata National Reserve or Manu National Park

And learn more our conservation work hand in hand with Peru Verde




For further information Contact us

Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: travel to amazon, Tambopata, Manu, northern peru

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