Sea Lion in Paracas Reserve
National Reserve of Paracas - Sea Lion.

Protected Natural Areas of Peru

Peru has 56 Protected Natural Areas, that comprise approximately 10% of the national territory.

BIOSPHERE RESERVES
These reservations are spaces that have been recognized by the UNESCO like world patrimony. These are the following ones:

1)Manu Reserve: National park of the Manu.
2)Huascarán Reserve: National park of the Huascarán.
3)Northwest Reserve:
- National Park Cerros de Amotape.
- Limit of Hunt El Angolo.
- Reserved area of Tumbes.
- National Sanctuary Manglares de Tumbes.

NATIONAL PARKS
These are natural protected intangibles areas; it is forbidden all human activity, to exception of the ecotourism and the environmental education in very restricted areas.

1
PN Cutervo
2.500.00 ha
Cajamarca
2
PN Tingo María
4.777,80 ha
Huánuco
3
PN Manu
1.716.295,22 ha
Cusco / Madre de Dios
4
PN Huascarán
340.000,00 ha
Ancash
5
PN Cerros de Amotape
91.300,00 ha
Piura / Tumbes
6
PN Río Abiseo
274.520,00 ha
San Martín
7
PN Yanachaga Chemillén
122.000,00 ha
Pasco
8
PN Bahuaja Sonene
1.091.416,00 ha
Madre de Dios / Puno
9
PN Cordillera Azul
1.353.190,84 ha
San Martín / Loreto / Ica
10
PN Otishi
305.973,05 ha
Cusco / Junín

NATIONAL RESERVES
The objective is to conserve the biological diversity besides to allow and to foment the sustainable use of the wild resources, that is to say, the natural resources can be marketed but with approved handling plans and supervised by the competent authority.

1
RN Pampas Galeras
6.500 ha
Ayacucho
2
RN Junín
53.000 ha
Junín / Pasco
3
RN Paracas
335.000 ha
Ica
4
RN Lachay
5.070 ha
Lima
5
RN Titicaca
36.180 ha
Puno
6
RN Salinas-Aguada Blanca
366.936 ha
Arequipa
7
RN Calipuy
64.000 ha
La Libertad
8
RN Pacaya-Samiria
2.080.000 ha
Loreto
9
RN Tambopata
274.690 ha
Madre de Dios

NATIONAL SANCTUARIES
They have as purpose to protect species, communities and specific ecosystems.

1
SN Huayllay
6.815,00 ha
Pasco
2
SN Calipuy
4.500,00 ha
La Libertad
3
SN Lagunas de Mejía
690,60 ha
Arequipa
4
SN Ampay
3.635,50 ha
Apurímac
5
SN Manglares de Tumbes
2.972,00 ha
Tumbes
6
SN Tabaconas-Namballe
29.500,00 ha
Cajamarca

HISTORICAL SANCTUARIES
The objective of the Historical Sanctuaries is to protect spaces that have national historical importance.

1
SH de Chacamarca
2.500,00 ha
Junín
2
SH Pampa de Ayacucho
300,00 ha
Ayacucho
3
SH Machu Picchu
32.592,00 ha
Cusco
4
SH Bosque de Poma
5.887,38 ha
Lambayeque

LANDSCAPE RESERVES
The purpose is to protect spaces that have cultural and aesthetics relevance.

1
RP Nor Yauyos-Cochas
 221.268,48 ha
Lima / Junín

PROTECTION FORESTS
The purpose is to conserve the vegetation; therefore is forbidden the wooden extraction.

1
BP Canal Nuevo Imperial
18,11 ha
Lima
2
BP Puquio Santa Rosa
72,50 ha
La Libertad
3
BP Pui Pui
60.000.00 ha
Junín
4
BP San Matías-San Carlos
145.818,00 ha
Pasco
5
BP Pagaibamba
2.078,38 ha
Cajamarca
6
BP Alto Mayo
182.000,00 ha
San Martín

COMMUNAL RESERVES
Theses are natural spaces that have as function to conserve the flora and wild fauna in benefit of the rural populations and close rural communities.

1
RC Yanesha
  34.744,70  ha
Pasco
2
RC El Sira
616.416,41  ha
Pasco / Ucayalí / Huánuco
3
RC Amarakaeri
402.335.62  ha
Madre de Dios
4
RC Asháninka
184.468,38  ha
Cusco
5
RC Machigenga
218.905,63  ha
Cusco

ENCLOSED HUNTING LANDS
These are areas dedicated to the use of the wild fauna through regulated practice of the sport hunting.

1
CC El Angolo
65.000  ha
Piura
2
CC Sunchubamba
59.735  ha
Cajamarca

RESERVED AREAS
These are areas that are in evaluation and study to be considered as Protected Natural Areas.

1
ZR  Laquipampa
11.346,90 ha
Lambaye que
2
ZR  Pantanos de Villa
396,00 ha
Lima
3
ZR  Tumbes
75.102,00 ha
Tumbes
4
ZR  Algarrobal El Moro
320,69 ha
La Libertad
5
ZR  Chancaybaños
2.628,00 ha
Cajamarca
6
ZR Aymara / Lupaca
300.000,00 ha
Puno
7
ZR Güepi
625.971,00
Loreto
8
ZR Río Rímac
Franja de 28 Km.
Lima
9
ZR Santiago / Comaina
1.642.567.43 ha
Amazonas / Loreto
10
ZR Allpahuayo / Mishana
57.667,43 ha
Loreto
11
ZR Alto Purus
2.274.263,68 ha
Ucayali / Madre de Dios
12
ZR Cordillera Colán
64.114,74 ha
Amazonas
13
ZR Huayhuash
67.589,76 ha
Lima / Pasco