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Facts about Peru’s biodiversity and environment
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 …
Biodiversity in the Andes
Each section of Andes has specialized fauna and flora that have adapted to its conditions. At higher levels, 14,000 feet/4,267 meters, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen. Few people live at this elevation. Life at this altitude is scarce and specialized. Birds are small and small rodents such as the guinea pigs, native of the Andes, are part of the local population’s diet. Trees are almost nonexistent at this level.