Río Abiseo National Park (1990, 1992)
Peru

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The park was created in 1983 to protect the fauna and flora of the rainforests that are characteristic of this region of the Andes. There is a high level of endemism among the fauna and flora found in the park. 

Peru 1989. Map showing the location of Rio Abiseo National Park, locally known as La Selva.

Peru 2004. Rio Abiseo National Park. Caral. Souvenir Sheet.

The yellow-tailed woolly monkey, previously thought extinct, is found only in this area. Research undertaken since 1985 has already uncovered 36 previously unknown archaeological sites at altitudes of between 2,500 and 4,000 m, which give a good picture of pre-Inca society. 

Peru 1999. Peruvian Rain Forest Fauna, La Selva.
  • Peru 1999. Peruvian Rain Forest Fauna, La Selva.  

  • Peru 2000. Six se-tenant stamps showing lizards from the Peruvian Rain Forest. 

Peru 2000. Six se-tenant stamps showing lizards from the Peruvian Rain Forest.

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Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Peru (on this web site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Peru-section. for more information about the individual properties. 

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