The biological diversity found in the Manu National Park surpasses that of any other place on Earth. The park is located in the provinces of Manu and Paucartambo, comprising lands on the eastern slopes of the Andes and the Peruvian Amazon.
This incredible ecological paradise succeeded establishing high biodiversity world records in butterflies and birds; in species of butterflies it has over 1200 species and more than 1,000 birds. These records were published in the journal Biota Neotropica.
Recent research of new records in reptiles and amphibians are talking about 155 of amphibians and 132 of reptiles surpassing other national parks in other countries like Yasumi Park in Ecuador.
Manu National Park is inhabited by at least four different indigenous groups: the Machiguenga, the Mashco-Piro, the Yaminahua and Amahuaca. The best known and largest ethnic in the park is the Machiguenga group, found throughout the area of the Biosphere Reserve Manu, there is also evidence of ancient cultures as petroglyphs Pusharo, a series of carvings on rocky wall which they have not yet been able to be explained its origin and significance.
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