Cordillera Azul National Park

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Cordillera Azul National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Cordillera Azul NP 2007.jpg
Lake at Cordillera Azul National Park
Map showing the location of Cordillera Azul National Park
Map showing the location of Cordillera Azul National Park
Location  Peru
Loreto, San Martín, Huánuco and Ucayali
Nearest city Tarapoto
Coordinates 7°45′S 75°56′W / 7.75°S 75.94°W / -7.75; -75.94[1]Coordinates: 7°45′S 75°56′W / 7.75°S 75.94°W / -7.75; -75.94[1]
Area 1,353,190 hectares (5,224.7 sq mi)
Established May 21, 2001
Governing body SERNANP
Website Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul

Cordillera Azul National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul) is a protected area in Peru.[2]

The park is in the Ucayali moist forests ecoregion.[3]

History[edit]

It was established in 2001 during the tenure of president Valentín Paniagua.[4]

Ecology[edit]

Flora[edit]

Montane forests cover most of the park's area, although it also includes sections of dry forest to the west and lowland Amazon rainforest to the east.[2] Among the plant species found in the area are: Ceiba insignis, Ficus spp., Tabernaemontana sananho, Inga spp., Swietenia macrophylla, Castilla ulei, Triplaris americana, Miconia spp., Couroupita guianensis, Ocotea javitensis, Schefflera spp., Erythrina ulei, Alchornea triplinervia, Schizolobium parahyba, Bactris gasipaes, Cecropia spp., Dracontium spruceanum, Attalea maripa, Heliconia rostrata, Carludovica palmata, Geogenanthus poeppigii, Brunfelsia grandiflora, Calycophyllum spruceanum, Euterpe catinga, Tessaria integrifolia, Mauritia flexuosa, Virola calophylla, Desmoncus polyacanthos, Podocarpus oleifolius, Theobroma cacao, Persea spp., Amburana cearensis, Margaritaria nobilis, Jacaranda copaia, Calyptranthes spp., Spondias mombin, etc.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cordillera Azul National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ a b "Cordillera Azul - Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado". www.sernanp.gob.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Ucayali moist forests", Global Species, Myers Enterprises II, retrieved 2017-04-30 
  4. ^ "Cordillera Azul : Park Story". fm2.fieldmuseum.org. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  5. ^ Rapid Biological Inventories: Biabo - Cordillera Azul. Field Museum. pp. 160–194.