Tambopata - Peru
Tambopata Hotspot, Madre De Dios Impact Region.
Tambopata - Madre de Dios Impact region
The region of Madre de Dios is located in the southern Amazon of Peru. It has an area of 85.301 km2 and represents 6.6 percent of the national territory. It has three (03) provinces, of which Tambopata province is the largest one and covers 42.5 percent of the territory. The population varies around 141,070 inhabitants (2017 Census), resulting in a density of 1.3 inhabitants / km2.
The Madre de Dios rainforest is formed by a great Amazonian plain or low jungle, it is one of the richest life formations on earth, with a high plant biodiversity of up to 300 tree species/ha (Gentry, 1988). The department of Madre de Dios has been given the title of “Capital of Biodiversity of Peru” through Law No. 26311, in merit of its natural wealth, represented by:
All this biodiversity represents 5% of all biodiversity in the world (Smithsonian Institute; Regional Strategy of Biological Diversity of Madre de Dios)
The areas where the plantations are made will be monitored every sixty days, to verify if they are growing healthy and to remove weeds from their growing area. In case of death, the seedling will be replaced, to maintain the population of specimens planted, prioritizing protected species.
Benefited IUCN Red List species (fauna)
Guacamayo azul y amarillo
Benefited IUCN Red List species (Flora)
Sangre de grado