Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

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Pacaya Samiria
IUCN category II (national park)
Location of the national reserve Pacaya Samiria in Peru.svg
Location of Pacaya Samiria in Peru
Location Loreto, Peru
Nearest city Iquitos
Area 20,800 km²

The Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, located 183 km / 114 miles southwest of Iquitos, is the largest protected area in Peru and the second largest in the Amazon region. With an area of more than 20,000 km², it is rich in biodiversity.

The reserve is triangular shaped by the Marañón and Ucayali rivers in the south, just before their junction which is the origin of the Amazon River.[1] Its main purpose is to preserve the ecosystems of the Omagua Natural Region, and also to promote the sustainable development of the local towns.

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  1. ^ INRENA. INRENA/SINANPE. Retrieved 12 February 2009.

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Coordinates: 5°15′S 74°40′W / 5.250°S 74.667°W / -5.250; -74.667

National Reserve of Allpahuayo Mishana:

  • [1] - natural reserve of Allpahuayo Mishana