Calipuy National Sanctuary

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Calipuy National Sanctuary
Santuario Nacional de Calipuy
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Calipuy National Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Calipuy National Sanctuary
Location within Peru
Location  Peru
Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad
Coordinates 8°20′56″S 78°17′42″W / 8.349°S 78.295°W / -8.349; -78.295[1]Coordinates: 8°20′56″S 78°17′42″W / 8.349°S 78.295°W / -8.349; -78.295[1]
Area 4,500-hectare (11,000-acre)
Established 1981
Governing body SERNANP

The Calipuy National Sanctuary is a Peruvian wildlife refuge created on January 8, 1981. The 4,500-hectare (11,000-acre) sanctuary, adjacent to the larger Calipuy National Reserve, is located in the Santiago de Chuco Province of the La Libertad region in northwestern Peru.

The Calipuy National Sanctuary, located high in the Andes Mountains, encompasses a variety of habitats. Prominent endangered and threatened species protected by the sanctuary include the puya and the Guanaco.[2] Other animals living in the area include the andean wolf, white-tailed deer, vizcacha, kiula, perdiguero, chinalinda, guarahuau, and andean parakeet.


  1. ^ "Calipuy National Sanctuary". 
  2. ^ Calipuy National Reserve from Parks Watch. Retrieved April 2009.

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