The Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary was established on May 20, 1988 through Law (D.S.) N 051-88-AG. It is located in the department of Cajamarca, province of San Ignacio, districts of Tabaconas and Namballe. The highlands are cover of mist, that why they are called the misty forests.
Local flora at this sanctuary includes romerillo macho and hembra (male and female romerillo), bamboo trees, and some bracken plants.
Local fauna includes 33 species of birds and 17 species of mammals, among of which there are some species in danger of extinction such as the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus), and the tapir (Tapirus pinchaque).
There are waterfalls, lagoons, and many other tourist attractions. Main objective of the Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary is the protection of the misty forests and the local fauna and flora.
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