Protection Forests in Peru

The protection forests have the mission of protecting the biodiversity of the environment, protecting the high basins, the riverbanks. Take care of the flora, fauna and hydrobiological resources. It also promotes sustainable tourism, recreation, and educational training.

Pui Pui

It has a wealth of fauna such as the cock of the rocks and the spectacled bear. In addition to a variety of birds (hummingbirds, swallows, eagles, owls, flytraps, etc.), various mammals (armadillos, possums, tigrillos, deer, pumas, etc.), reptiles (vipers, snakes, etc.) and amphibians. Also fish (trout, sardines, smooth).

The landscape is beautiful, full of trees, bushes, ferns, streams, mosses, swamps, plants, and the beautiful orchids stand out. There is a great variety of trees such as a screw, tall cedar, Picha Na, cocoa, molle, tara, etc.

The central objective of the place is to protect the river basin of the Tulumayo, Huatziroki, Pichanaki and Ipoki rivers that begin in the Pui Pui Mountain Range; in that way preserve the water supply for the use of the community and agricultural areas. Therefore, it is important to take care of this space, as it is a water source for communities and forests to protect the area.

Surrounding the Bocatoma of the New Imperial Canal

It is located 150 km. south of Lima, it is in the desert zone in the province of Cañete. Surrounding is a small forest, it is part of Lima’s protected areas.

In the place stand out 40 species of birds; among them migratory birds, such as the black duck. Likewise, the red-headed hen, Peruvian carpenter, tortoise, black-headed goldfinch, cuniculi, orchid-tailed hummingbird, retriever hawk, Peruvian fio fio, black thrush and more.

In the place, there are eight species of mammals, such as the coastal fox, much and many more. Also five species of reptiles, diverse fish such as silversides, catfish, smooth and others. There are also crustaceans.

On the other hand, there is a wonderful flora, still to be discovered in many aspects. However, much of this area is at risk; since it is not protected in many aspects.

At present, the Bocatoma del Canal provides water to 15 communities and irrigates more than 8,000 hectares of agricultural land. It is important to keep the place.

Traveler Data

Visiting hours: 9:00 am. at 5:00 pm. Near the resort is the town of Lunahuaná. (Source: Mincetur and Sernanp)

Puquio Santa Rosa

The Puquio Santa Rosa Protection Forest is located in the Virú district, Trujillo province in the department of La Libertad. The site aims to protect road infrastructure and soils, maintain agricultural land and protect migratory birds.

Also, the forest is a kind of hydrological and climatic regulator. Also, the place presents an excellent fauna with herons, ducks, foxes and many more. Also excellent vegetation of herbs and shrubs.

Traveler Data

The place has visiting hours: L – V 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. from 5:00 p.m. April to December. (Source Mincetur)

San Matias – San Carlos

The San Matías forest is located in the districts of Palcazú, Puerto Bermúdez and Villa Rica in the province of Oxapampa in the department of Pasco. The forest protects the upper basin of the Pitches and Palcazu rivers.
It also encourages the development of native communities, such as the Yaneshas and Ashaninkas.

In the place several species have been identified, some in extinction state. The 500 species of butterflies stand out. Also an incredible flora. Arriving at the place is a great adventure, but it is worth it, you will enjoy it.


Pagaibamba is located in the district of Querocoto in the province of de Chota, the department of Cajamarca. The place presents steep slopes and beautiful creeks, for the eye of a photographer.

The place seeks to conserve natural forests and wildlife. It also protects the road infrastructure, communities, and agricultural land. The main objective is to guarantee the water supply for human consumption and agriculture. It also serves as a regulatory factor for the area’s climate and serves as a boundary between land and rivers.

It has an important fauna, highlights the spectacled bear, puma, gray deer, Andean condor, Andean fox, paujil, etc. Also a representative flora (quinoa, palm trees, ferns, etc.). On the other hand, the place houses a millenary history of great antiquity.

High may

The Alto Mayo forest is located in the provinces of Rioja and Moyobamba in the department of San Martín. The place is very beautiful, it has incredible landscapes, watersheds, tourism, and recreation areas.

It has great biodiversity, important natural sources for wildlife conservation. The place is home to a wide variety of fauna, including animals in extinction such as the yellow-tailed monkey, macaw, spectacled bear, cock of the rocks and a variety of flora.

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