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Río Abiseo National Park
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Type of site: Mixed
Date: 1983
Date of Inscription: 1990
Location: South America, Peru, Department of San Martin, Province Mariscal Caceres, District of Huicungo
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Description: Created to protect the rainforests’ fauna and flora in 1983, the park is distinctive of this region of the Andes. A high level of endemism is found among the fauna and flora in the park. Previously believed to be extinct, the yellow-tailed woolly monkey resides only in this area. Since 1985 the research undertaken within the site has uncovered 36 formerly unknown archaeological sites (altitude: 2,500 and 4,000 m), which provide a great illustration of pre-Inca society. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Rio Abiseo National Park is located in the San Martín department of Peru. UNESCO pronounced it as Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity (World Heritage Site) in 1990. The park is home to a large number of species of flora and fauna, as well as the location of over 30 pre-Columbian archaeological sites. Since 1986, the park has not been open to tourism due to the fragile nature of both the natural and archaeological environment. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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