Lima. Oct. 12 (ANDINA). A team from the National Geographic is in northern Peru filming a documentary on the Chaparrí Ecological Reserve. where dry forests and biodiversity are preserved.
The Chaparrí Ecological Reserve. located in the district of Chongoyape. is one of the must see attractions in northern Peru's Lambayeque region.
This private conservation area is situated 85 km (52 miles) southeast of Lambayeque's capital city. Chiclayo.
The team. comprised of producer James Byrne and cameraman Jim Clare. received diplomas from the regional government in recognition of their dedication to promote the ongoing conservation efforts in Chaparrí.
Chaparrí is a 34.412 hectare community-owned and managed private conservation area located in the dry forests of northern Peru. The reserve is one of the best protected dry forest areas and is home to a range of wildlife. including many endemic and threatened species such as the Andean or Spectacled Bear. Andean Condor. White-winged Guan. Sechuran Fox. Guanaco. and Tumbes Tyrant.
The reserve is named for the spectacular Chaparri Mountain that dominates the landscape; this mountain was sacred for the Muchik people and is still revered by Shamans throughout Peru.
It is now a model community-led conservation and ecotourism project where local people benefit from protecting their natural resources. Additionally Chaparri is the centre for scientific investigation into dry forest ecosystems and the species that live there.
Its main objective is the preservation of the dry forests in the area and the rich biodiversity that it shelters. Also. it hopes to establish a mechanism that will allow for the sustainable use of its natural resources.