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Huascarán National Park
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Type of site: Natural
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Date of Inscription: 1985
Location: South America, Peru, Department Ancash, Provincia: recuay, Carhuas, Huaráz, Yungay, Pomabamba
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Description: Mount Huascarán rises to 6,768 m above sea-level and is situated in the Cordillera Blanca, the world's highest tropical mountain range. The deep ravines watered by numerous torrents, the glacial lakes and the variety of the vegetation make it a site of spectacular beauty. It is also the home of many rare species such as the spectacled bear and the Andean condor. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Huascarán National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Huascarán) is a national park in the Cordillera Blanca, a range of the Andes, in Ancash of central Peru. It was also pronounced as Natural Heritage of Humanity and recognised as Reserve of Biosphere Core. The highest snow-covered mountain is here (whose name is also Huascarán and is 6,768 meters tall). This park is the habitat of the Puya raimondi, the Cougar, the Jaguar, the Llama, the Guanaco, the Marsh Deer, the Peruvian Tapir, the Peruvian Piedtail, a hummingbird species, and many kinds of ducks including the Southern Pochard. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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