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Cordillera Azul National Park
Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul

peru

First Listed

2018

Area
13531.91km2

Why is it Green Listed?

Cordillera Azul National Park is located between Huallaga and Ucayali rivers, in the departments of San Martín, Loreto, Ucayali and Huanuco with an area of ​​1’353,190.85 hectares. Its main objective is to protect a unique series of species, biological communities and geological formations typical of the montane and premontane forest of Cordillera Azul. Likewise, its presence protects the headwaters of the basin that provide water to the entire adjacent area.

Cordillera Azul National Park protects the largest amount of intact high forest in the country and is home to unique plants and animals in the world. Its impressive beauty is due in part to its particular geographical features. Its pronounced altitudinal gradient, from the high forest to the Amazon plain, shelters diverse types of ecosystems with a biological wealth of global value. This allows the concentration of a diversity of unique flora and fauna where there is also a high number of endemic species of the region.

This great paradise is an exceptional place that offers an impressive journey through the high jungle to reach the Amazonian plain in order to understand the dynamics of our complex ecosystems and recognize their fragility. Visiting this area is one of the best classes on geography, ecology and reality in our country.

Site Attributes

WDPA ID

Size
13531.91km2

Designation(s)
National Park

IUCN Category
II

Year Established
2001

Marine Protected Area
No

Governance Type
Federal or national ministry or agency

Site Agency
Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP)

Site Manager
Gustavo Omar Montoya Gamarra

Application
28.2.2018

EAGL Evaluation
6.9.2018

GL Committee Submission
24.9.2018

EAGL Chair
Jeff Pradel

ASI Reviewer
Carlos Escobar

Site Summary

Cordillera Azul National Park is located between Huallaga and Ucayali  rivers, in the departments of San Martín, Loreto, Ucayali and

Huanuco. Cordillera Azul National Park protects the largest amount of  intact high forest in Peru and is home to unique plants and animals.

Its impressive beauty is due in part to its particular geographical  features. Its pronounced altitudinal gradient, from the high forest to  the Amazon plain, shelters diverse types of ecosystems with a  biological wealth of global value. This allows the concentration of a  diversity of unique flora and fauna where there is also a high number of endemic species.

Major Site Values:

The site is established to protect a unique series of species, biological  communities and geological formations typical of the montane and  premontane forest of Cordillera Azul. Likewise, its presence protects  the headwaters of the basin that provide water to the entire adjacent area.

Conservation Summary

  • Site visit report
  • EAGL meeting minutes
    • The EAGL discussed the site’s performance against all indicators for each criterion. In each case, based on evaluation of the site argument, the
  • EAGL consensus and vote:
    • The EAGL achieved full consensus following their discussion that the site meets all the criteria and their indicators.

EAGL statement:

  • According with accomplishment of criteria, for what has been mentioned and observed in the field visit, based in the activities under implementation, the risk management strategies and, mainly, for the tremendous effort done by the team that leads the co-management of the PA, the engagement of the local population for the conservation of the PA, and the openness for constant improvement and adaptive  management, the EAGL members approved by majority to include the Cordillera Azul National Park in the Green List Protected and Conserved Areas of IUCN

Reviewer statement

  • The EAGL team, the IUCN representative of the Operations Team and the Implementer – Mentor Team received their first training on the operation of the Green List Manual and COMPASS in November / 2017 and then it was reinforced in March 2018. Despite this, shortcomings were identified in the use of the tools provided by the Green List Manual; However, this group of people respected the essential procedures of  the Green List Manual, such as the review of the generic indicators, the review of the self-evaluation of the PA, the visit to the PA and the  discussion of the observed findings, including the results of Interviews with relevant stakeholders. It highlights the level of expertise, knowledge  and objectivity of the experts in the different documents reviewed and that, today, are available in the COMPASS. From this, the PA is called to  continue implementing the 2017-2021 Management Plan and, above all, to monitor it according to the indicators provided by the Green List. To  include this PA in the Green List is to recognize the efforts that it has been making as well as to commit this PA to redouble its management to  fulfil the 2017-2021 Management Plan
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