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The Cerros de Amotape National Park was created on July 22, 1975 through Law (D.S.) N 0800-75-AG. Since 1977 is part of the northeastern biosphere reserve, together with the Angolo Hunting Zone and the Tumbes Reserved Zone.

This park is located in the departments of Tumbes and Piura, provinces of Contralmirante Villar and Sullana, and has a surface of 91,300 hectares.

There are 4 different ecosystems in Cerros de Amotape and local flora includes 44 arboreal species, 47 bush species, 61 plants, 12 dimming plants, 7 cactaceas and 12 epiphytes. (4 varieties of archids). Some trees found at this park are the cedar (Cedrel sp.) the ebony (Ziziphus thyrsiflora), the guaycan (Tabebuia bill bergii), the madero (Tabebura chrysanta), the hualtaco (Loxopterygium huasango) and the palo santo (Bursera graveolens).

The wild fauna is very varied, there are species from tropical forests, arid areas and the Andes. There are about 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and anphibians.

Most important animals inhabiting this park are the Andean condor (Voltur ghryphus), the Jungle Condor (Sarcoramphus papa), the gray deer (Odocoileus virginianus), the red deer (Mazam Americana), the sajino (Tayassua Tajacu) and the squirrel (Sciurus stramincus), also several types of wood peckers parrots and parakeets.

Among the reptiles the most important are the macanche -snake- (Boa constrictor ortoni), the sancarranca (Bothrops barnetti), the coralillo (Micrurus tschudir olsoni) and the pacaso or iguana (Crocodylus acutus).

This area is also rich in archaeological site as different monuments belonging to the Guineal, Modroño and Pantanal cultures have been discovered.

Main objective of the Cerros de Amotape National Park is to preserve the biological diversity existing in the ecoregion of the equatorial dry forest and the tropical forest of the Pacific.


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Cerros de Amotape National Park
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Yanachaga Chemillen National Park
Bahuaja Sonene National Park


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