Location: 16 mi (25 km) from Iquitos, Maynas Province
Area: 58,069.9 ha
Tel. 065 265 515
Info: Oficina IIAP, Av. A Quinones KM2.5, Iquitos
Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve is situated 16 mi (25 km) from
Iquitos in Maynas Province of Peru. The nature reserve covers an
area of 58,069.9 ha. Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve is a
protected area in Loreto Region, Maynas Province in North- East area
of Peru. The closest largest settlement is a town of Iquitos
situated around 23 km (14 miles) from the park entrance. Most of
area of Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve is accessible only by
waters of the Nanay River and its tributaries.
Most of this area is dominated by the Amazon Rain Forest that is famous for its rich biodiversity of various animals and plants. Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve is particularly famous for endemic species of endangered primate that are only found here and nowhere else. This includes the Equatorial Saki Monkey and the Yellow- handed Titi Monkey.
Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve is home to over 1900 species of plants, 475 species of birds, over 140 speceis of reptiles, over 70 species of amphibians, more than 90 species of parasitic wasps and many other animals.
It is located in the northeastern jungle area of Peru, in the Department of Loreto, specifically between km 23 to km 31.5 of the Iquitos Nauta highway and the middle part of the Nanay River basin near the city of Iquitos.
Flora and fauna
It has very high levels of biodiversity, concentrated in a relatively small area, and in its almost 60 hectares it is home to 522 species of butterflies; 1,729 species of plants and 247 of medicinal plants, 83 amphibian species, 498 species of birds (of which 21 species are exclusive to the white forest), 186 species of reptiles, 150 species of mammals (28 species are in a vulnerable situation) and 155 fish species.