Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve

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Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve
Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos-Cochas
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Nevado pariacaca.jpg
Pariacaca (5,750 m)
Map showing the location of Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve
Map showing the location of Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve
Location Peru
Lima Region, Yauyos Province
Junín Region, Jauja Province
Area221,268 ha
Established2001
Governing bodySERNANP
WebsiteReserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos-Cochas (in Spanish)

The Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve (Spanish: Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos-Cochas) is a protected area in Peru located in the Lima Region, Yauyos Province and in the Junín Region, Jauja Province. It lies with the Peruvian Yungas and Central Andean wet puna ecoregions.[1]

Sima Pumaqucha, one of the deepest caves of South America, and Qaqa Mach'ay, the highest surveyed cave in the world, are situated in the reserve.[2]

Archaeological sites[edit]

Some of the archaeological sites within the reserve are Khuchi Mach'ay, Pirqa Pirqa, Quchawasi (Cochashuasi), Qutu Qutu (Coto Coto) and Wamanmarka (Huamanmarca).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Olson, D. M, E. Dinerstein; et al. (2001). "Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Life on Earth". BioScience. 51 (11): 933–938. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2001)051[0933:TEOTWA]2.0.CO;2. Archived from the original on 2010-11-18.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales - INRENA, Reserva Paisajística Nor Yuayos Cochas, Plan Maestro 2006-2011

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Coordinates: 12°02′09″S 75°51′42″W / 12.03583°S 75.86167°W / -12.03583; -75.86167