Reserva Nacional de Junín

Vegetación de totorales en el espejo de agua y orillas.
Patos altoandinos del Lago de Junín
Bofedales, pampa y espejo de agua de la Reserva.
Extracción de vegetación de turberas que sirve como combustible en la región.

Reserva Nacional de Junín

  • Country: 
    Peru
  • Site number: 
    882
  • Area: 
    53,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    20-01-1997
  • Coordinates: 
    11°00'S 76°08'W
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Overview

Reserva Nacional de Junín. 20/01/97; Junín y Pasco; 53,000 ha; 11°00'S 076°08'W. This site is a shallow permanent freshwater Puna high-altitude lake (4,080-4,125 meters above sea level), the second most important in Perú, in size as well as biologically and socioeconomically. It is important for both resident and migratory bird species; the Junín Grebe (Podiceps taczanoskii) is endemic and on the verge of extinction (50-75 individuals). The fish fauna is abundant and includes several introduced species. The local inhabitants are mainly sheep farmers and fisherfolk. Peat is extracted traditionally for fuel because of the lack of firewood in the area. Ramsar site no. 882. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Junín, Pasco

  • National legal designation: 
    • Reserva Nacional
  • Last publication date: 
    20-01-1997

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