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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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The Amazon Rainforest

Slash and burn agriculture

For centuries the Amazon rainforest has been cleared of plants as soon as humans come in contact with it, be it because of slash-and-burn farming, oil drilling, mining or cutting …

Animals of Peru-Mammals

Andean Titi Monkey

Peru has a diverse geography, from the Pacific Ocean bordering the long desert coast to the Andean mountains and the rain forest. Because of this wide geographical range and different altitudes and climates, animals have adapted and survived in this environment. Peru is home to more than 500 species of mammals, of which 70 are endemic and close to 100 are threatened, vulnerable or endangered.

Native Crops of Peru – Pure Nacional Cacao

Cocoa beans drying

In 2007, Pure Nacional, a variety of the cacao tree was rediscovered in Peru, to the world’s chocolate makers it was a delight. In 1916 the plant was hit by …

Peru Weather

Weather in Peru is varies from region to region, according to the World Meteorological Organization Peru enjoys 28 out of the 32 world climates. Two main factors contribute to the …

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 …

Peru’s Forest Indians

Indians living in the forest were less affected by the Spanish conquerors than the Andean Indians. Spanish missionaries reached the area later in the eighteenth century but the real clash …

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 …

Peru’s protected areas

Machu Picchu Archeological Site, Peru

In its effort to guard its natural resources the government has created a national system to protect natural areas in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the country. …