Peru is the third largest country in south America, with Ecuador to the north and Brazil and Bolivia to the East. To the west lies the Pacific ocean .
There is a range of areas in Peru which are of interest for those who like to see wildlife. I hope over the next few years to link to as many of these as possible.
– The Amazon rainforest covers 60% of Peru, an area of 782,880.55 km² – The Andean cloud forest extends from Columbia into Peru and Ecuador – The Paramo grasslands extend for 30,000 km² (11,600 square miles), with paramo wolves spectacaled bears and white tailed deer found here. – Tropical deciduous forests, which lie in the north of the country and south of Ecuador – Marine coastal and wetland habitats – roughly 70% of Perus biodiversity is off the coast
Links to areas to visit will appear below. Please note, while it is not possible to add sightings to this map above. This is because the whole country is is a specific regional ecosystem. Over time every area will become clickable, so that you can access the ecosystem and record sightings.
Help us build up a map of where wildlife has been seen. Add any sightings of mammals that you encounter. As this map starts to be used, we will greatly reduce how long sightings remain free for anyone to see, so that hunters and poachers cannot use this as a resource. The idea is that over time we can build up an idea of exactly where we should look for them.
There are often arguments, that indigenous people need to be removed in order to balance nature back out. It is true that in some wilderness areas, so called indigenous people have moved into wilderness areas within the last 50 years. These people should not be called indigenous or be given rights over the land that …
Peru has set up a national park of 868,000 hectares that will protect the areas many animals and native people. This is one of the remaining areas of untouched Amazon within Peru. A recent survey saw showed that this area had a good population of giant otters. This is particularly exciting because,
Mongabay, one of the best websites about the natural world, has had one of its writers sued. This happened after the reporter in question reported on illegal deforestation by a Peruvian cacao company. For this company, it appears that this is a decision that they have taken, having sued several other outfits in recent times. …