Parks and Reserves

Photo Gallery: Lago Sandoval

One of my favorite places in the world to visit is Lago Sandoval in the Tambopata National Reserve just outside of Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s southeastern Amazon rainforest region. This the easiest place to access primary rainforest where the abundance of wildlife is overwhelming. I made the trip a couple of days ago for the …

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Lago Sandoval After a Year and a Half

Last week I spent a couple of days in Puerto Maldonado in the southern Peruvian Amazon rainforest including a day trip to Lago Sandoval. I hadn’t been there since early 2020, but I really didn’t expect a lot to be different. They weren’t. Sadly, the number of animals seen were disappointingly low compared to past …

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Avireri-Vraem Recognized by UNESCO as Peru’s 7th Biosphere Reserve

With an extension of more than 4 million hectares in the regions of Junin and Cusco, Avireri-Vraem was recognized yesterday as the seventh Biosphere Reserve of Peru, as announced by UNESCO during the XXXIII International Coordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program of this world organization. With its recognition, it seeks …

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