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Peru is the third largest country in South America, encompassing an area of 1’285,215 km. It is located at the Central West coast of the Continent, whereby it holds a strategic position for international trade. Peru is bounded by Ecuador and Colombia on the North; by Chile on the South; by Brazil and Bolivia on the East and by the Pacific Ocean on the West.
Peru has 84 out the 102 major distinct bio-zones (ecological floors) identified in the world; it is divided into three clearly delimeted regions running North to South by the majestic Andes mountain range, which keeps plenty of ancient Pre-Columbian mysteries with it.
Is a desert strip with mild climate. It is about 3,000 km long. Crossed by numerous rivers (about 50) feeding fertile valleys along which major cities such as Lima, Trujillo and Arequipa have settled.
The Coastal region concetrates most economical activity of the country. The principal export industries are located in this region. This is the natural habitat of the plant called caigua.
Is the area nearby the Andes mountain range. Located between the Coast and the Jungle this region has an average altitude of 3,000 m above sea level. Owner of an impressive majesty, it is made up of numerous snow capped mountains, crossed by copious rivers irrigating large valleys. This is the natural habitat of native plants such as the well known Maca.
Is the richest region in Peru -and maybe in the world- in terms of biological resources. Its area encompasses two thirds of Peru and is predominantly made up of dense vegetation, inhabited by abundant animal life. The available information on the Amazonian flora barely includes 5% of the 60 to 90 thousand species that are believed to exist in this region; for that reason, it appeals ecologists from all over the world. This is the natural habitat of cat´s claw.
The Manu Natural Reserve is located in this region, in the department of Madre de Dios. This reserve is considered to be the one with greatest biological diversity in the world, with unique species, unknown in other habitats.
This national park stretches over area of 1’881,200 has, with over 4,000 flora and fauna species, more than 1,000 birds species, and more than 4,000 butterfly species, including among other: monkeys, crocodiles, jaguar and others, in addition to huge, spectacular vegetation, unique in the world.