Bird Watching in Puerto Maldonado
Biodiversity of the Surroundings of Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios):
The Madre de Dios region is located southeast of Peru, in the tropical humid forest. The Madre de Dios River and its tributaries flow here, all tributaries of the Amazon. Due to its particular climatic and geographical conditions, this region develops a high biological diversity, recognized worldwide, both by the number of species recorded, and by its high number of endemisms. So far, we have an estimated 218 species of mammals, 123 of reptiles, 124 of amphibians, 260 of fish and 852 of birds. Added to this biological richness, the region presents a great potential for mining and hydrocarbon exploitation. Activities that are commonly associated with pollution and environmental deterioration in the Peruvian Amazon.