San Matías–San Carlos Protection Forest

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San Matías–San Carlos Protection Forest
Bosque de Protección San Matías-San Carlos
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of San Matías–San Carlos Protection Forest
Map showing the location of San Matías–San Carlos Protection Forest
Location within Peru
Location Pasco Region, Peru
Coordinates 10°33′32″S 74°59′35″W / 10.559°S 74.993°W / -10.559; -74.993Coordinates: 10°33′32″S 74°59′35″W / 10.559°S 74.993°W / -10.559; -74.993[1]
Area 1,458 km2 (563 sq mi)
Established 1987
San Matías–San Carlos Protection Forest (in dark green)

The San Matías–San Carlos Protection Forest (Bosque de Protección San Matías-San Carlos) is a national forest situated in Pasco Region, Peru. It is a forest set aside to preserve the soils and to protect infrastructure, towns, and agricultural grounds against the effects of the water erosion, huaycos, streams or floods. It lies within the Peruvian Yungas and Ucayali moist forests ecoregions.[2]

It also allows for the maintenance and development of the cultural values of the native communities, such as the Ashaninkas, and Amueshas.

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