Batan Grande Reserved Zone was established in October 16, 1991 by Law (D.S.) N 031-91-ED, it is located in the department of Lambayeque, province of Ferreñafe, district of Pitipo and a it has a surface of 13 400 hectares.
The biggest forest in the Peruvian coast is situated in Batan Grande. The Instituto Nacional de Cultura through the Brunning Museum is in charge of preserving and studying the archaeological sites in the area. Research of the Sican cultures archaeological sites have been increased during the last two decades.
Local flora in this forest includes trees of algarrobos (Carob trees) a very old tree full of typical stories. FLora also includes the faique (Aracia macracontha), the sapote (Capparis angulta) the bichayo (Capparis ovalifolia), the cun cun (Vallesia dichotomica) and the Palo Verde (Cercidium praelox).
Local fauna includes the hurón (Galictis vittata), the puma and the wild guinea-pig (Cavia eschudii). Among the reptiles there is the boa (Boa constrictor ortonii) and there are also several types of birds.
Main goal of the Batan Grande Reserved Zone is the preservation of the carob tree forests and the protection of archaeological sites of the Sican culture.