Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria

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Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria

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    2,080,000 ha
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    05°15'S 74°40'W
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Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria. 30/03/92; Loreto; 2,080,000 ha; 05°15'S 074°40'W. National Reserve. Vast complex of alluvial terraces and floodplains covered by tropical rainforest. The site embraces the two large river basins and includes numerous permanent freshwater lakes, lagoons, and seasonally flooded, forested wetlands. The site supports a diverse population of mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, and birds. Archaeologically important, the various human activities at the site include tourism, forestry, fishing and petroleum prospecting, (illegal) hunting, fishing, and taking of river turtles' eggs. Upwards of 70,000 indigenous people live within the reserve, and there are three biological stations. Ramsar site no. 546. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

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    • national reserve
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