Alto Mayo Protection Forest was established on July 23, 1987, through Law (R.S.) N 0293-87-AG/DGFF. It is located in San Martin, provinces of Rioja and Moyobamba, districts of Yorongos, Rioja, Elías, Soplín Vargas, Nuevo Cajamarca, Pardo Miguel and Moyobamba.
It has a surface of 182,000 hectares. Its main goals are to preserve the lands, to keep the provision of running and agricultural water of the valley of Alto Mayo, and finally to preserve the local wild fauna such as the mono choro de cola amarilla (Logothrix flavicauda), the gallito de las rocas (Rupicola peruviana) and the guachoro (Steatornis caripensis) as well as different types of orchids.
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Alto Mayo Protection Forest