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Manu National Park is one of the most important tropical areas in the world, located in the south eastern region of Peru between Cusco and Madre de Dios departments. In 1977 was declared by the UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve and in 1987 recognized as World Inheritance.Manu Biosphere Reserve has an immense biodiversity, with 16 different ecosystems from the Puna Ichu Grassland to the Lowland Forest, is possible to find different ethnic groups still without contact conserving the traditional lifestyle. At the same time is the habitat of many endangerous species, as the Giant Otters Pteronura brasiliensis, Black Caimans Melanosuchus Niger and host more than 1000 bird species, 13 species of monkeys and the 10% of the existent plants of the planet.Manu National Park is for sure one of the most important lungs of the world.
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