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Alto Purús National Park

Alto Purús, Peru

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Alto Purús National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Alto Purús) is a national park in the Amazon Rainforest area of Peru, created on November 18, 2004. It is the largest protected area in Peru with its 2,510,694 hectares (9,693.84 sq mi). It is home to groups of indigenous people, including some that have avoided contact with the outside world.

The park is located in the Provinces of Purús (Region of Ucayali) and the Province of Tahuamanú and Tambopata (Region of Madre de Dios).

There have been reports of illegal logging of mahogany in the park.

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  • WDPA ID303316
  • NameAlto Purús
  • Original NameAlto Purús
  • Country / TerritoryPER
  • Sub locationPE-UCA
  • IUCN CategoryIIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year2004
  • Reported Area km225106.9441
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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