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In the Amazon the manu , palm trees, and individual trees are generally more important for birds as habitat . Considering the geological age of Mauritia flexuosa in South America, and assuming that large manchales have been part of the landscape for millions of years , it may be surprising that there are not any distinctive emerged fauna associated with forest of palm tree in the Amazon. In large database compiled by Douglas Stotz and his coauthors , only four bird species were reported as users of Mauritia flexuosa manchales as primary habitat . Only two species of palm swift ( Reinarda squamata , Apodidae ) and moriche cacique (Icterus chrysocephalus , Icteridae ) – are largely restricted to aguajales , although no species is endemic to this habitat. Most birds that visit aguajales also feed , seeking protection and shelter in the nearby forest. The diversity of birds is relatively low in the aguajales because there are fewer resources compared to the rainforest or other floodplain habitat .

Within the Amazon are the richest bird communities are associated closed forest with galena, and Mauritia flexuosa may be dominant , or one of the dominant species in these plant communities. Botanists working in separate closed frequently pure Mauritia flexuosa manchales of gallery forests dominated by different species of palm trees in the Amazon manu , and it would be interesting to know to what extent bird communities of these two types are complementary . It is known that the rhea ( Rhea americana , Rheidae ), for example , foraging in both vegetation types.

David Snow , an expert on South American frugivorous birds , raised the palms ( Arecaceae ) competing Burseraceae family Lauraceae and as the most important bird specialized in fruits. The Manu Amazon is a center for fruit-eating birds . Although few studies have been observed adjacent upland birds along with mammals, seeds probably move between these habitats . Large differences in the densities of these palm trees in wetlands and watercourses firm contiguous forest land type could be attributed , in many cases , more seed dispersers to soils or other environmental factors . For example, a species has a genetic propensity to grow along streams, but because of the constant dispersion is found in the highlands , and vice versa.

The fruits of many species of Bactris are also eaten by many birds of different families. All these have fleshy fruits and are relatively small, so that a wide range of birds can eat them and disperse their seeds , and other dispersal agents , such as fish and streams in the seasonally flooded forests of the manu Amazon.

Within the Amazon one manu 30 palm species examined by specialists , about half can be found in manchales ranging from several hectares to tens of square kilometers were studied. Of these species only Astrocaryum jauari Phjtelephas macrocarpa and seem to have fruits that are not consumed by birds main form . The fruits of Phjtelephas macrocarpa are covered by woody and spiny projections that birds can not open . In contrast, jauari Astrocaryum fruits are abundant and exposed , but the palm tree is heavily guarded with thorns. Few birds attempt to remove the rewards of this thorny palm , although blue and yellow macaws Ara araraund ) occasionally take mature and immature fruits. Although the fruits of Astrocaryumjauari are intensely consumed by fish and fleshy pericarp is rich in carbohydrates , it is possible that parrots and macaw clay lick avoid them because of the thorns. None of the palm species most consumed by macaws and parrots is heavily armed with thorns. It also appears that Astrocaryum adjacent jauari is high Cerrai , birds , with mammals , probably seeds move between these habitats . Large differences in the densities of these palm trees in wetlands and watercourses firm parrots and macaw clay lickscontiguous forest land type could be attributed , in Cuchos cases , more seed dispersers to soils or other environmental factors . For example, a species has a genetic propensity to grow along . Watercourses , but because of the constant dispersion is found in the highlands , and vice versa.

The fruits of many species of Bactris are also eaten by many birds of different families. All these have fleshy fruits and are relatively small, so that a wide range of birds can eat them and disperse their seeds , and other dispersal agents , such as fish and streams in the seasonally flooded forests .

Of the approximately 30 species of palm trees examined in this book, about half can be found in manchales ranging from several hectares to tens of square kilometers. Of these species only A.stroca / yum jauari Phytelephas macrocarpa and seem to have fruits that are not consumed by birds main form . The fruits of Phytelephas macrocarpa are covered by woody and spiny projections that birds can not open . In contrast, jauari Astrocaryum fruits are abundant and exposed , but the palm tree is heavily guarded with thorns. Few birds attempt to remove the rewards of this thorny palm , although collpas blue and yellow macaws (Ara ararauna ) occasionally take mature and immature fruits. Although the fruits of Astrocaryum jauari are intensely consumed by fish and fleshy pericarp is rich in carbohydrates , it is possible that parrots and macaws avoid them because of the thorns. None of the palm species most consumed by the macaw clay licks and parrots is heavily armed with thorns. It also appears that Astrocaryum jauari is one of the few species of palm tree that evolved to have fish as their main seed dispersers .

macaw lick manu jungle tripsThe degree to which an individual species of frugivorous birds in the Manu Amazon depends on the palms is difficult to ascertain because few studies have been conducted over a full year. The study by David Shaw on guácharos ( Steatornis caripensis ) in Trinidad revealed that these cave dwellers subsist largely thanks to the manu palm fruits , which included Amazonian species or species closely related to them. In his nightly search Oilbirds can reach distances of 25-50 km, which would make these birds efficient dispersal agents in a wide range of action , although many seeds , such as Euterpe probably die within the caves. Seasonal studies conducted by Mauro Galetti in the Atlantic forest of Brazil reported 14 species of birds that feed on the fruits of Euterpe edulis. The overlap in the diet of birds was low because different species consumed fruits in different stages of the year. Resident birds such as toucans and cotingas , fed on the fruits of E. edulis mostly at the beginning of the fruiting season , while migratory birds, such as thrushes, were fed to the middle of the season.

Susan Douglas Levey Moegenburg and conducted experiments on multiple sites dominated by Euterpe oleracea in the Amazon estuary in the Manu . A comparison of temporal and spatial use of fruit dominated parrots in four sites and four sites not dominated by Euterpe oleracea revealed that parrots spent between 48 % and 92 % more time on the first type of habitat. At least 20 frugivorous birds visited manchales palm , and these included the violinist of the palms ( Thraupispalmarum ) , collared trogon (Trogon collaris ) , Red-winged parrot ( Deroptyus accipitrinus ) , white-bellied Parakeet ( Pionites leucogastei ) and parrot yellow wing ( Brotogeris versicolorous ) , scarlet macaw (Ara DSCAF ) and white-tailed trogon (Trogon viridis) . The authors concluded that the abundance of palm trees influence the species composition of bird communities and frugivorous feeding behavior of individual bird species.

In addition to providing food , the palm trees also serve as nesting sites for a diverse group of birds, especially parrots and macaw clay licks. At least eight species of macaws and parrots are known to nest mainly on palm trees in the Amazon. The palm kernel rots quickly, even when dead palm trees are still standing . The general impression is that Mauri ~ J- flexuosa provides more space , which is obvious in many wetlands palm due to the large number of dead trees. Communities of Mauritia flexuosa is n abundant along tens of thousands of kilometers of waterways that are almost in direct contact with adjacent upland forests . These well-spread palm communities represent a habitat for many birds from the mainland. Mauritia holes are also important in regions of closed and Sabir -i . Helmut Sick even proposed that some swifts, have ” the swift tail ash ( Chaetura andrei, Apodidae ” would be able to conquer the open areas of the central if not for the presence of holes in dead trees for nesting important several species of birds. swifts palm ( Reinarda squamata , Apodidae ), for example , builds its nest among the dead fronds that are still hanging on Mauritia palms in the Amazon . shaped leaves of many fan palms are also used by many birds as umbrellas for protection from sun, rain and predators.

Parrots and macaw lick are generally considered the winged wonders of the palm forests , and the following discussion focuses on them. Blue Macaw ( Anodorhynchus hyaántbinus ) , perhaps the most spectacular member of this family , is found in a variety of habitats ranging from the state of Pará , in the Amazon Manu , to the southern Pantanal . The Blue Macaw is mostly south of the Amazon River v has only occasionally been reported north of it. In the southern Amazon is both the seasonally wet open forest and savannah regions and closed , which are crossed by gallery forests or possessing manchales palm . This large macaw is associated with palm trees as a food source and as a nesting site .

In the Amazon basin, it has been reported that the blue macaw feeds mainly on seeds and Attaleaphalerata Attalea speáosa , you can take the trees or looking at the floor. Attalea speáosa Babalu is the famous palm tree, an invasive species of upland has benefited from deforestation. Attalea phalerata is found in both upland and along waterways in the southern Amazon. The half dozen species of palm from the blue macaw feeds are of little interest to other parrots , as it seems that this species has only enough strength in the peak to break hard seeds of palm trees.

No it has been reported that the blue macaw regularly feed on the fruits of Mauritia flexuosa and it is unclear whether this is due to lack of observations or a reflection of his behavior. Large macaw clay licks can visit manchales Mauritia flexuosa for food more frequently than indicated brief observations reported in the literature form . Experiments have shown that the blue macaw quickly accepts the fruits of Mauritia , which break easily .

The major role of manchales ( buritiais ) Mauritia flexuosa for Blue Macaw is to build their nests . Nesting takes place during the dry season in the closed region in the southern Amazon. The blue macaws also nest on cliffs , but these habitats are found only in part of their range. Large Mauritia flexuosa manchales are often really sandstone cliffs in the closed , and it would be interesting to know more about nesting in these areas to see which is the preferred habitat for this activity .

The blue macaw has suffered more because of the traffic of wild species by habitat destruction in central Brazil . Due to legislation that protects these birds have a high price in the business of trading of birds . However, with the large-scale transformation of the closed and the disappearance of Mauritia manchales . populations of this spectacular macaw could eventually be reduced.

The case of the blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna ) is the most visible in relation to manchales Mauritia flexuosa throughout the Manu Amazon. Few forest views rival the beauty of the noisy flocks of these macaw clay licks Mauriút through forests flooded by sewage. I yellow blue macaws are found in rivers of all kinds 3sri and depends largely on the bottomlands of Mauriám , gallery forests of palm trees on the savanna and seasonally flooded boscurí .

Links between manchales Mauritia v blue and yellow macaws seem to vary from time. In all areas , the dead trees are Mauritia “preferred nesting sites. For example , in an area of ​​countryside along the Tambopata River, a 3 = 1 tributaix Mother of God , in southeastern Peru , which included palm trees and floodplain Donaldo BríghisniÉl found 72 nests in 50 different cavities, 47 which were in dead Mauritia palms . The egg-laying took place at the beginning of the rainy strong look , and hatchlings emerge between February , This rainy season , and May , at the beginning of the dry vegetation.

In the middle reaches of the Black River, where large birds of Mauritia bordering floodplain collpas blue and yellow macaws also nest during the rainy months . This season is also the foundation on which the palm can be under a three meters of water for several months. Although the blue and yellow guacancos form flocks of between ten and fifty individuals , groups are largely composed of couples and their offspring. During the nesting season the Black River in the Amazon, the adult specimens are out of the woods of Mauritia morning and weaves to feed in the floodplain , where part of the year visitors can find a variety of fruits of other trees in the Amazon . These birds seem to have a tendency to cross the rivers to feed on the opposite side to their nests . In fact, a common observation throughout the Amazon Manu are the blue and yellow macaws crossing rivers four times a day , two in the morning and two in the afternoon. The chicks are fed twice daily as a result of these flights . Even when they are not nesting , macaws eat regularly and settle to sleep on the opposite side of the river.

The degree to which the lick of blue and yellow macaws eat the fruits of Mauritia varies according to the region and is probably related to the availability of other fruits. Although mature fruits of Mauritia are available during the nesting season , rarely seen these birds are feeding them. In the region of Black River Manu , these seem to select the fruits of Mauritia when the most preferred species of the floodplain are not available. Other macaw clay licks , however , regularly feed on the fruits of Mauritia . Macaws of the Black River also feed on manchales of Euterpeprecatoria growing in watercourses strongly typed forest land at the beginning of the dry season and after the end of their power , but always returning to the forests of Mauritia to rest in the Amazon .

In closed environments and savannah, blue and yellow macaws apparently depend Mauritia during the dry season when few species are fruiting . It has also been reported to carry the relatively large seeds in flight and therefore are potential dispersers . In fact, along with most other parrots and macaw clay licks , are considered among the most important dispersers in Mauritia closed. Much of its role in the dispersion of Mauritia takes place indirectly because they are messy eaters and often pluck more fruits of that use . These fruits turn are eaten by land animals, some of which disperse the seeds.

Although not as colorful as the blue and yellow macaw, red-bellied macaw ( Orthopsittaca [ Ara ] manilata ) is even more associated with wetlands Mauritia and only venture out of them occasionally. The blue and yellow macaws and red belly can often be seen competing for holes in trees and occasionally Mauritia nest and roost in the same tree in the Amazon , if it has different cavities. The cries of these two species of macaws are the sound identification of wetlands palm . The red-bellied macaws seem to keep her holes along all year , even when they are not nesting , which usually happens during the flood season . These are considerably smaller than the blue and yellow and central Amazonia differ markedly from those in their dependence on the fruits of Mauritia flexuosa . Also reported fruit consumption Mauritia carana .

In amazonua other parrots and macaw clay licks also nest and feed regularly in the forests of Mauritia or manchales closed or savanna , to varying degrees in the Amazon. These include Chestnut fronted Macaw ( Ara severa ) , yellow parrot { Amazona ochrocephala front ) and orange winged parrot (Amazona Amazon ) . All these also consume the fruits of Mauritia but not destroy the seeds . Small parrots Forpus gender can also be common in the Amazon manu .

The Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis ) is very similar to blue and yellow macaw but is found only in the Llanos de Moxos in northern Bolivia . Carlos Yamashita and Yuri Machado de Barros reported that this species is largely confined to manchales Attalea phalerata and gallery forests of the Amazon manu . Although these groups were not flooded palm trees when they were visited by Yamashita and Barros during the dry season , A.ttalea phalerata is subject to large-scale flooding in the Llanos de Moxos during the rainy season . The Blue-throated Macaw feeds mostly Attalea phalerata mesocarp . With its narrower and longer than the blue and yellow macaw jaws, the blue-throated macaw is able to peel and turn the fruits of Attaka phalerata to remove the mesocarp . Otto Jordan and Charles Munn also observed tearing macaws immature palm nuts to drink the liquid they contain. The Blue-throated guacanco apparently nests in holes Attalea phalerata . What seems surprising is that despite the fact that manchales Mauritia flexuosa are common in the same region of savanna , the authors of the study described above, found no evidence that blue-throated macaw will use these formations. Blue and yellow macaw , however , is present in the Mauritia manchales manu Amazon . If long-term studies show that blue macaw clay licks avoid aguajales throat , then this could be an excellent example of the ecological principle of competitive exclusion, where related species excludes the other .

Besides manchales Attalea Mauritia and subject to seasonal flooding in the savannah region of Bolivia . also be found vast forests of Coperniría alba , ranging southern Plains Moxos. extending south in the Pantanal of Brazil and southern Paraguay . Ios Coperniría alba fruits are important for toucans play ( Kamphoastos touched ) during the dry season in the Amazon . The largest flightless bird from South America, the rhea ( Rhea americana ) is also fed by the fruits of Coperniría , and both birds are dispersing their seeds .



Manu Biosphere reserve is 242km (150 miles) NE of Cusco Manu, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, certainly lack for distinctions and accolades. The Biosphere Reserve encompasses the least sible and explored jungle of primary and secondary forest in Peru, and it is about as as you’re likely to come to virgin rainforest anywhere in the world. In fact, it’s so r that not only did the Spaniards, who found their way to virtually every cornerof except Machu Picchu, never enter the jungle, but the Incas, who created an empire stretched from Ecuador to Chile, never conquered the region, either. The forest v, really penetrated until the late 1800s, when rubber barons and loggers set their sights it. Peru declared it a national park in 1973. Only slightly smaller than the.

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Brings several families of parrots and macaws. In front of it there is a platform-observatory (The Hiding Place) can accommodate 100 visitors, to take pictures of the bird activity without the need for expensive lenses, under a protective roof and with sanitary facilities (urinary).

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Using a catamaran we can visit all around this water mirror, habitat for various wildlife populations as otters (Pteronura brasiliensis). But, the most attractive is the presence of various species of birds like the camungo, the prehistoric hoatzin and more 150 species of birds, and monkeys, white alligators and of course the River Otters.

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The reserve is divided into three zones. By far the largest, Zone A is the core zone, the National Park, which is strictly preserved in its natural state. Zone B is a Buffer Zone, generally known as the Reserved Zone and set aside mainly for controlled research and tourism. Zone C is the Transitional or Cultural Zone, an area of human settlement for controlled traditional use. Accessible only by boat, any expedition to Manu is very much in the hands of the gods, because of the temperamental jungle environment; the region experiences a rainy season from December to March, and is best visited between May and August when it’s much drier, although at that time the temperatures often exceed 30°C (86°F).




For flora and fauna, the Manu is pretty much unbeatable in South America, home to 20,000 vascular plant types (one five-square-kilometer area was found to contain 1147 species of vascular plants, almost as many as in the whole of Great Britain), with over 5000 flowering plants, 1200 species of butterfly, 1000 types of bird, 200 kinds of mammal and an unknown quantity of reptiles and insects. Rich in macaw salt-licks, otter lagoons and prowling jaguars, there are thirteen species of monkey and seven species of macaw in Manu, and it still contains other species in serious danger of extinction, such as the giant otter and the black caiman (Melanosuchus

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Due to the nature of the trip Cusco – Manu national park there are three pathways of complement each other, which are:

VIA LAND OF MANU NATIONAL PARK : The road is used Cusco – Shintuya, in which the second named is in the province of Manu; in whose path the vehicle train is regulated, considering day in and day out admission days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. While (exit are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday This provision of the Ministry of transportation and communications, is due to the narrowness of the road, bridge Huambutío in Cusco until Shintuya. Besides this pathway Paucartambo has steep slopes, why circulating Paucartambo into the jungle only trucks and vans suspension wheel drive, especially to spend Sludge and Coal ford rivers. On the way after passing the bridge Huambutío, after an hour is reached Huancarani district is 3,700 meters above sea level. In which place is held the Sunday fair purchase and see agricultural products of the highlands area, such as potatoes, ollucos, barley, lamb. Then after two hours of journey up Paucartambo, which is 2,906 meters above sea level. View gallery of the Manu National Park.

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RIVER MAPACHO IN THE MANU NATIONAL PARK: River Mapacho going through the hill that city Paucartambo is characterized by well-painted houses, some white and others blue with blue balconies narrow streets well paved with river stones is also famous party of the Virgin del Carmen celebrated with much pomp on 16 July, with the large variety of groups of dancers who sing beautiful songs. This town is located 77 kilometers from the city of Cusco. After passing the town of Paucartambo climb to the highest point called Acjanacu at the entrance of Manu National Park is 104 kilometers an hour to three quarters of the 3,500 m located and 3 degrees Celsius temperature where the first checkpoint is the Manu National Park. This place is open to whose right hand there are high mountains over 4,000 meters as Qañaqway, known to the locals in the Andean idiosyncrasy under the name of Apu Qañaqway or tutelary deity of the area, while the left side branches within the Manu National Park, 15 kilometers road heading East, which goes to sunrise observatory, called Tress Cruces or the East Balcony 3,800 m In whose area the rough straw and intense cold prevails there begins the entrance to the reserve Manu National Park.

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ACAJANACU THE DOOR OF THE MANU NATIONAL PARK: The observation is between the months of May June to mid-July; This natural phenomenon is beautiful by the different shades of colors that contrast between the star rising sun and clouds, each output being very different in color and shape in his appearance, to be observed across the disk of the star. Continuing the road from Acjanaco penetration (Manu National Park) begins the descent to Qosñipata Quechua name that is explained by the low output and crisp mist from the inside of the jungle and slowly ascending the mountains to transport; the sharpness of the fog looks like smoke, which in Quechua qosñi leg height translates as, being the merger of these two terms in Quechua Qosñipata. This entire sector has very steep descent, which is why the development of very dangerous road has many sharp curves that are adorned with crosses testifying accidents that occurred in these places. As the road goes down to LA Manu National Park Reserve will reach the place called New Hope name since then up to Pillawata where there are two houses, the place where a restaurant where passengers take their food works. From this place the jungle begins and the presence of orchids (Sobralia dichotoma). Continuing the journey you reach the place called Buenos Aires; once this Union where the level of Ceja jungle ends) starts jungle Alta is in turn the level of the rainforest because in that place the meeting of two streams, habitat, adjacent to the Cock of the Rock of Manu National Park (Rupícola Peruvian)

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CLOUD FOREST MANU NATIONAL PARK: The place called San Pedro is located in the Manu National Park Reserve tranche which has a very rocky descent in bounds, with crisp presence on both sides of the deep ravines on the right road forest. In this section the traveler will have the opportunity to observe the beauty of the Cock of the Rock, nuanced color between red and black male and female dark brown from the Paca here or Bamboo (Guadua weberbaueri) that is hanging over whose branches can have the thick thorns at each node. Continuing about three miles above the creek and called Delete Calzón reflecting the fact that years ago when not yet entered the car were made travel to Manu National Park on the back of a beast by the bridle path, that on one occasion the wife a landowner in the area to spend the indicated Qosñi creek in the rainy season had been dragged p force of the water and lost his undergarment. Since the accident was eaten by laborers who named the creek as it removes Briefs. Then, after an hour’s drive you will reach the small village within Chonta Chaka Reserve (Manu National Park) which means bridge in Castilian Chonta (Bactris gasopi in whose place the descent of the road ends, and then continue plain passing the Assumption community as it is called a ranch inhabited place where great diversity of species in their natural habitat .Then above the lowest populated country in this part of the road has very deep sloughs and potholes that make impossible the movement of small cars; likewise in the towns of ChontaChaka and Patria on both sides of the cemetery road truck chassis Chevrolet and Ford 1940 to 1965, shows that come to be silent in the history of logging and transfer are observed des wood forest to the road in such vehicles of the Manu National Park.

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All Macaws have large, strong bills, bright plumage and long tapered tails, but their distinguishing field characteristic is the bare patch of facial skin around the eye and beak.. The three larger species of the Amazon Peru Macaw are much brighter in color than the other two Red and Green Macaws and Scarlet Macaws are both bright crimson, but Red and Greens have no yellow feathers on their wings (Scarlet do). Blue and Yellow Macaws, as their name suggests, are bright cobalt blue and gold in the Amazon Peru

All three have (harsh crow-like calls that echo around the forest, whether in flight, feeding in fruiting trees or at the colpas, they are never quiet .Amazon Peru Macaws nest in holes in trees or in the branches of large emergent trees. Blue and Yellows are the most selective-in choosing a nest site, generally only nesting inside old Puna Palms. This is a growing problem for these spectacular birds as the bird trade has cut down many of these nest sites in the search for chicks to export. There are research programmers, however in Tambopata that erect artificial nest sites, in likely trees to hopefully safeguard the future of these incredible birds in the Amazon Peru

The two smaller in the Amazon Peru Macaw species both have mainly green plumage with blue wings. The Chestnut Flouted Macaw is distingue from the Red Bellied Macaw by having white facial skin and a reddish color on the underside of its wings and tail. The Red bellied macaw has yellow facial skin and a yellowy color under the wings and tail the red bellied macaw and chest nut are usually seen flying in the large flocks (up to twenty individuals ) in the Amazon Peru

AMAZON PERU HISTORY: Throughout in the Amazon Peru history, extravagant wealth and sordid misery are dominant themes. Fortunes were found and lost; kingdoms were defeated; peoples were enslaved and freed. Deadly diseases, fearsome creatures, hostile Indians and rapacious settlers, all within the forest’s immensity, set the stage for a fascinating and often turbulent history. Added to this, the overwhelming power of legends attracted conquistadors from halfway across the world in search of the gilded man of El Dorado, while explorers throughout the centuries have searched in vain for the women tribes of the Amazon Peru and numerous lost cities:

ORIGINS OF THE AMAZON PERU: Today the Amazon yields few of its past secrets. Unfortunately the heat, together with the damp and acid soils of the rainforest, conspire to decompose organic remains quickly before they can fossilize. Human fossils are virtually absent from the lowland regions, so we have practically no certain clues as to how and when people arrived in the area. Likewise, without animal fossils it is difficult to reconstruct ancient faunas and so we are denied the human picture in its ecological context.

Aboriginal peoples of the Americas are believed to have arrived on the continent around 15 -20,000 years ago, between the two most recent ice ages. Migrating east and southwards, the hunter-gatherers made their way across the isthmus of Central America down to South America. This wave of migration gave rise to the Olmec, Maya and A2tec civilizations of Central America which flourished from 1400BC until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500s. In the eastern coastal regions and highlands of South America the Chimu and Inca, along with many other cultures, left ample architectural and cultural artefacts for us to ponder. In the last twenty years, chance discoveries and finds of stone tools and ceramics have suggested that large populations were established on the flood plains near the current city of Manaus by 3000BC. Some authorities believe humans have been in the Amazon much longer than formerly thought. David Childress, recounting The Chronicle of Akaka, describes advanced civilizations and lost cities in the Amazon dating back over 12,000 years ago.




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Activities: Cocha Blanco Lake – Rainforest Lodge – Macaw Clay Lick – Manu Blanquillo – Collpa

The Macaw Clay Lick. Here bird-watchers can view one of the world’s phenomenal avian spectacles, as hun-dreds of red, blue, and green parrots and macaws gather at the lick daily. Squawking raucously, they wheel through the air before landing together on the river bank to eat clay. This breathtaking display can only be seen where there is undisturbed rainforest with healthy populations of wild macaws, as in southeast Peru. Below: sunset on Trails around the macaw lick offer the River Manu. birding in both floodplain and high- ground forest. Orinoco geese and large horned screamers can also be seen along clear streams near the Andean foothills. Comfortable accommodation is provided at the macaw clay lick in manu national park and sandoval lake and tambopata tours.

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TRIPS: Manu Tour 7d/ 6n

Activities: Manu Biosphere Reserve – Lake Otorongo Salvador – Boca Manu – Parrot Clay Lick

Manu Jungle Trips Visitors to Manu Biosphere Reserve and readers of this book, are likely to wish to see and learn more about large, exotic mammals: the jaguar, giant otter, and the monkeys are the most sought-after of the large forms. Small mammals, the bats and rodents that venture our only at night, are much less likely to attract attention. They should not be ignored, however, as they make up the majority of the mammalian diversity in Manu, are a significant prey base for large predators, and are extremely important in maintaining plant diversity via their roles as seed dispersers and seed predators. We see ecotourism as a mean of preserving nature by providing sustainable development for the communities that live surrounding natural habitats like Manu National Park.

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TRIPS: Manu Center 5d/4n

Activities: Mazuco – Manu Maquisapayoq Lodge – Manu Blanquillo – Macaw Clay Lick Wild

MANU CENTER: We visit a special site of the Manu National Park – a private reserve of Manu Maquisapayoq and Manu Blanquillo, situated in the southern part of the park! We discover there some paths going through this virgin part of the jungle manu center. To get there, we use the newly paved Interoceanic Highway for the most of the travel followed by a much shorter travel on the Madre de Dios River by motorboat..Blanquillo offers perfect conditions to observe river otters in a nearby lake and macaws, parrots and parakeets in one of the best clay licks of Manu Center!!. Tours in Manu Maquisapayoq is an exceptional clay-lick serving to tapirs and other animals to eat clay! There is also a special roofed platform with mosquito´s nets where visitors can overnight while watching tapirs arriving to eat at nights in manu center.

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Manu Reserve

TRIPS: Manu National Park 8d/7n

Activities: Pilcopata – Boca Manu – Reserve of Manu National Park – Biosphere Reserve

The Manu National Park is composed of 3 main areas: a core area ( Manu National Park) devoted to conservation, a buffer area including indigenous territories and private ecological reserves, a transition area with bio geographical boundaries and experimental, application and traditional use areas. The biological station of Cocha Cachu allows to carry out different researches on biological species. and ecosystems. An inventory of the biodiversity was undertaken in  Manu National Park since 1987. The Manu National Park is situated in Southeastern Peru where it covers 1.9 Million hectares. Around 6500 Quechua and 2000 Amazonian peoples are living inside the Reserve. The Manu National Park is concerned by 3 major biogeographically provinces (the Puna, the Yungas and the Amazonian provinces).

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Manu Explorers

TRIPS: Amazon Trail – Manu Park 8d/7n

Activities: Cusco – Tikari Lodge – Community – Jungle Trips – Amazing Salvacion Lake

AMAZON TRAIL – MANU PARK: The forests in order to provide a reservoir of under­lying nutrients for their crops. In the Amazon, however, the nutrient propor­tions are reversed: as much as 90% are stored in the vegetation above ground and only 10% in the thin, often clayey soils below. Despite appear­ances to the contrary, the irony of the Amazon is that the world’s most luxu­riant forest lies rooted in the midst of an enormous nutrient desert in amazon trail. All told, over 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2) of the Peruvian Amazon trail has been deforested to date, an area roughly four times the size of the Manu Biosphere Reserve; 743,100 additional acres (300,000 hectares) are deforested every year within the Amazon rainforest.

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Manu Culture Zone

TRIPS: Manu Peruvian Jungle 4d/3n

Activities: Tikari Lodge – Atalaya – Rainforest Lodge – Parrot Clay Lick – Jungle Trips

MANU PERUVIAN JUNGLE: A mysterious, almost prehistoric look to the landscape is provided by the often common presence of tree ferns. They are true ferns, but they grow to the size of small trees. Small ferns are also often abundant. Mosses, lichens and ferns are some of the oldest plants on earth and interestingly, they all depend upon mobile sperm for sexual reproduction. Thus, rain has to fall to enable the plants ‘sperm to travel over the wet surfaces of the plant, with the end goal of finding an egg and reproducing. Of course this process is inextricably linked to the watery origins of these plants in Manu Peruvian Jungle with the travel agency and tourism Manu Jungle Trips to see the Amazon jungle of Peru. With cool temperatures and abundant moisture, generally there is low evapotranspiration.

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