Oxapampa - Asháninka-Yanesha, biosphere reserve
The International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Program of Unesco included the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha reserve in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The Oxapampa Biosphere Reserve is one of the most beautiful protected areas in Peru, located in Oxapampa in the Pasco region. It includes part of the Yanachaga - Chemillén National Park, the Yanshá Communal Reserve, the San Matías - San Carlos Protected Forest and part of the El Sira Community Reserve. It is one of the new nature preservation refuges around the world. These resources are terrestrial or marine ecosystems, in many cases a combination of both. For this reason, Unesco has recognized it in the program on Man and the Biosphere.