About Peru

Peru is one of the most megadiverse countries in the world. Located at a tropical latitude, Peru’s diversity of wildlife is magnified by the presence of two natural phenomena: the cold waters of the Humboldt Current and the massive size of the Andean Mountain Range.

Facts

  • 4,000 butterfly species have been found in Peru, more than any other country in the world.

    The Amazon river´s waterflow is by far the world´s largest, discharging into the Atlantic Ocean 15% of the earth´s fresh water.

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Megadiverse

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Megadiverse is an eco-tourism initiative that seeks to realise the full potential value of Peru's astonishing biodiversity, one of the richest in the world.

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  • Marvelous Spatuletail - Endemic to the Utcubamba Valley in the north of Peru.

  • Flame faced tanagers - One of the most spectacular tanagers found in Peru.

  • Hoatzin - The young can swim, so they drop to the water when threatend.

  • Many coloured Rush Tyrant - Found in Pantanos de Villa, 20 minutes away from Lima.

  • Maranon Crescentchest - Endemic to the Marañon Valley in the north of Peru

  • Blue headed Parrot - Can be easily seen in a large part of the Amazon region.

  • Andean Cock of the Rock - The national bird of Peru.