Pampa Galeras – Barbara D'Achille National Reserve
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|Pampa Galeras – Barbara D’Achille National Reserve|
|Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras – Barbara D’Achille|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Every June 24 at the Chaku festival (Quechua chaku hunt) hundreds of people trap the vicuñas with a big fence and a long rope. The vicuñas are driven into a corner where they can be sheared after the performance of a dance called Supaypa wasin tusuq (Quechua for "dancer of the devil's house", also known as danza de tijeras (Spanish for scissors dance)) and an Inca ceremony. The dance and the ceremony are probably performed as a pledge to the gods that the gods will agree with taking the crop. Vicuñas give the most precious wool.
- "Reserva National Pampa Galeras – Barbara D'Achille, Zona Turismo". SERNAP. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2015.