Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve

With an area of 142,272 acres, Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve
(AMNR) contains 500 varieties of trees per 2.5 acres, more than any
site on earth, and nearly 100 plant species which do not exist anywhere
else in the world. The flora of the reserve is diverse with over 1,900
species. This rain forest is
composed of several soil types,
ranging from rare white quartz
sands to red clays. Each of these
soil types support a unique
community of plants and animals,
making the AMNR one of the most
biodiverse areas in the world.

Many of these species are
white-sand specialists and are
therefore exceedingly rare, due to
the
scarcity of white-sand forests. Of the 475 species of birds that have
been documented in AMNR, 21 species are associated only with the
white sand forests. Four new species have recently been identified,
named, and registered, and another is, at this writing, unnamed.
Believed to exist only within the AMNR, they are the Ancient Antwren,
the Mishana tyrannulet, the Allpahuayo Antbird, and the Northern
Chesnut-tailed Antbird.

Three species of endangered primates are found within the reserve, and
for two of them, the Yellow-handed Titi Monkey, and the Equatorial Saki
Monkey, Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve is the only place where
these monkeys' habitat has been officially protected in Peru.   
The Allpahuayo Mishana
National Reserve has set
various world records for
biological diversity, such as
more than 500 species of
animals over 2.5 centimeters in
length, in a three-quarter
hectare area, and 88 species of
parasitic wasps, (not counting
several yet to be identified
specimens), 143 species of
reptiles, 71 species of
amphibians, 1,900 species
of plants and more butterfly species than any other site in the world.

Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve
This fragile ecosystem must be protected. Its blessing and its curse is
that it is easily accessible from Iquitos. For all nature lovers, persons on
a tight budget, or people with a short time to visit the rain forest,
Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve is a wonderful opportunity that
should not be missed.

Please contact us now for details.

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Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve.
Peruano guide in Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve
Yellow orchid
Peruano guide in Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve
Yellow orchid in Allpahuayo Mishana National Resrve