Eco-volunteering in Peru

Eco-volunteering in Peru

There are three different types of landscapes: in the west, a desert coast bordering the Pacific Ocean, enamelled with dunes and cities, including the capital, Lima. In the middle, the western and eastern slopes of the Andes, where the highest summit, the Huascarán, stands at 6 768 m. At the foot of the mountains, follow the villages of Amerindians. Finally, in the east, over more than half of the territory, stretch the immense tropical forests of the Amazonian region, watered by the rivers Marañón and Ucayali.
Endowed with exceptional natural resources, Peru is one of seventeen countries characterized by a biological megadiversity. It counts 84 of the 117 natural areas existing in the world and, as such, possesses 5 872 endemic species (including 118 unique types of birds, 113 species of reptiles and 60 different varieties of mammals). Because of the climatic and topographical diversity, there is a varied fauna and flora in Peru. On the heights, the lamas rub shoulders with alpacas and vicuñas. The chinchilla brevicaudata, which was once wild in the high Andes, has probably disappeared today.
But it is in the "selva" that the fauna is most present. With jaguars, armadillos, caimans, capybaras but also monkeys or thousands of species of insects that live in lush vegetation. Vanilla, mahogany and rubber contribute to this biodiversity.

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Mammals and wildlife of Amazonian forest in the ...

2022 REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS MISSION ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED. In the forest...
Peru

Amazon Rainforest: research, conservation, and ...

2022 REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS MISSION ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED. It's in the forest ...

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