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The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.

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Inca Civilization

The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas


Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.

Animals of Peru

Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.

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Animals of Peru – Reptiles

black caiman

The habitat of Peru’s reptiles is concentrated on the eastern side of the country, in the Amazon rainforest. Here the warm and humid weather makes for a comfortable environment where to reproduce. Since all reptiles are ectothermic, which means that they cannot regulate their own body temperature, they require a tropical and warm environment.

El Niño effect and biodiversity on the shores of Peru – The Anchovy case

birds diving for anchovies

Thanks to the Humboldt Current also known as the Peruvian Current the waters adjacent to the is one the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. This 200 nautical …

Native crops of Peru – Quinoa

quinoa field

Quinoa is a crop that originated in the South American and Bolivia and was domesticated by more than 6,000 years ago. For the quinoa was a staple …

Facts about Peru’s biodiversity and environment

Glasswing Butterfly, Peru's rainforest

Japan and the United States are the main export markets of Peru’s biodiversity-based products.

Peru is one of the world’s top 10 “megadiverse” counties.

About 25,000 species of plants or 10% of …

Peru’s Amazon Jungle and Rainforest


The Peruvian rainforest
More than three quarters of the Peruvian territory lies east of the . The jungle or Selva has two parts, the high and the low Selva. The high …

The Rainforest Economy

Purple cocoa bean

Ever since the Europeans came to the Amazon basin its natural resources have been exploded. The first European settlers grew crops and traded them. The first economic exploitation of the …

Amazon River Ecosystem and Biodiversity

Electric eel

The Amazon River is the greatest river of South America and its biodiversity the richest of any river in the world. Its waters are populated by 2,500 different species of fish, scientists believe that there are many more that have not been identified yet. Mammals, amphibians and water snakes also call the Amazon River home. The river has been a source of protein for the local population for thousands of years and a source of fresh water.

The Amazing Amazon River

Amazon River

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world about 4,000 miles or 6,450 km long, second only to the Nile River. In terms of volume, the Amazon …

Regions and Microclimates of the Peruvian Andes

The Andean Mountain range, Peru

define the regions in the Sierra. These regions are grouped according to its altitude above the sea level. Each region has its own particular climate, flora and fauna that …

Saving Peru’s Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Barred Leaf Frog in Rainforest

It is important for the world and for the enjoyment of future generations to preserve Peru’s ecosystems and biodiversity. Peru has a wide range of ecosystems because of its great …