Monday, September 22, 2014

PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

Geographic Location
This natural area located in Loreto is part of the tropical rainforest, one of the most biologically rich places on the planet.

This Reserve takes its name from the Pacaya and Samiria rivers, wetlands and lakes forming calm waters reflecting images of the sky and the forest ... why he is known as "The land of rivers mirrors."

The Pacaya-Samiria is the largest nature reserve in Peru ... its waters are home to 250 species of fish.
The main objective is to conserve wildlife resources and scenic beauty characteristic of the tropical rainforest. The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve has a high biodiversity and an important human population takes advantage of its natural resources.


The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is habited by numerous communities, both native and traditional and relatively recent settlers. Its territory offers benefits to thousands of people in the area and in neighboring towns as well as the possibility of a first-class tourism for the Peruvian Amazon.

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AMAZON RIVER DOLPHINS

Pink Dolphin being feeded
The pink dolphins are not equal to the dolphins that are in the sea, but have special adaptations to their habitat. In fact, river dolphins are distantly related to sea dolphins because they belong to different families. The oceanic dolphins belong to the family (Delphinidae), while river dolphins belong to the family (Platanistoidea).
Among the species of river dolphins, pink dolphins of the Amazon are considered the most intelligent, with a brain capacity 40% greater than that of humans.

Gray Dolphin
These dolphins live in the Amazon, but can also be found in
 the basins of the Orinoco and
 the upper Madeira River. Although
they are
mostly pink can be found in other
colors such
as skin clear, pink or brownish gray.

The Amazonian dolphins have small eyes, a long snout and dorsal fin very underdeveloped. These dolphins are very well adapted to living in the varzeas (flooded forests). Its distribution covers the river systems of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers.
The Amazonian dolphin is categorized as vulnerable. Their greatest enemies are deforestation and human activities that contribute to disrupt their livelihood.


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ACTIVITIES
Jungle survival training course