Paracas National Reserve is located 150 mi (240 km) South of Lima in
Peru. Paracas National Reserve covers an area of 3350 km² including
Paracas Peninsula and seashore along the Pacific Ocean. It was
established on September 25 in 1975 to preserve a portion of the sea
and desert along with various species of wildlife that lives here.
Ecosystem of the marine life is fed by the Peruvian or Humboldt
Current and it is considered as one of the most productive area on
the Earth allowing many large birds and mammals to inhabit in the
area. Paracas National Reserve lies along migration routes of wide
variety species of birds.
Paracas National Reserve in addition to its natural biodiversity is also
famous for the ancient art work that was created by the native
tribes on a massive scale. Most of these shapes are best visible
from sky or from the sea. One of the most famous remains of human
presence here is a paracas Candelabra that is located on the North-
West side of Paracas Bay. It is also known as Paracas Trident or
Tres Cruces. It is 120 meters high and made of cream- colored
rock on a sand background. The Candelabra was created on a site of
quick winds that removed any excess sand that might hide the shape
on a side of a mountain.