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Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, is a protected area located in the region of Loreto, Peru and spans an area of 20,800 km2 (8,000 sq mi).[2] It protects an area of low hills and seasonally flooded forest in the Amazon rainforest.[2]

Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Pacaya Samiria Marañon River (66217327).jpeg
River at Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
Map showing the location of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Map showing the location of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
LocationLoreto, Peru
Nearest cityNauta
Area20,800 km2 (8,000 sq mi)
Established4 February 1982
Official nameReserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria
Designated30 March 1992
Reference no.546[1]

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ClimateEdit

The annual mean temperature ranges between 20 and 33°C, while the annual mean precipitation ranges between 2000 and 3000 mm.[2] It is advisable to visit the reserve between May and January.[2] The climograph shown here corresponds to the nearby town of Nauta (93 m of elevation).[3]

Nauta
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Climate-Data.org

EcologyEdit

AnthropologyEdit

Native peoples still inhabit the reserve, as well as more recent settlers.[2]

RecreationEdit

The reserve has 15 authorized campsites distributed in 8 areas open for tourism; as well as 5 wilderness huts.[2] Moreover, there are 19 park ranger stations (4 of them with information stands) and 21 neighborhood watch stations.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Pacaya Samiria - Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado". www.sernanp.gob.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  3. ^ "Nauta climate: Average Temperature, weather by month, Nauta weather averages - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  4. ^ "Flora de la Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria". www.jbmperu.org. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  5. ^ a b Soini, Pekka; Sicchar, Luis; Gil, Grocio; Fachín, Augusto; Pezo, Roberto; Chumbe, Milton (1996). Una evaluación de la fauna silvestre y su aprovechamiento en la Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria (in Spanish). IIAP. pp. 37–55.

Coordinates: 5°15′S 74°40′W / 5.250°S 74.667°W / -5.250; -74.667