The first conservation initiative made for the ecosystem of
Tambopata was by means of the RM 01-77-AG/DGFF on January 03,1977.
It established the Tambopata Reserve Zone across a surface area of
5,500 hectares in a traditional Eseeja territory. While
conserving the Amazon forest, the area is used for scientific
investigation of the flora and fauna as well as for tourist
development. In July 1977, the company Peruvian Safaris was given
the responsibility to take care of and protect the Tambopata Reserve
Area for a period of 5 years through an agreement with the Dirección General de Forestal y Fauna
(DGFF) and the Zona Agraria IX Cuzco.
In 1983, the Pampas del Heath National Sanctuary was established,
covering a surface area of 105,957 hectares, with the objective of
protecting the only natural sample of a tropical, humid savanna in
Perú (approximately 8,000 hectares)
In 1990, the area was declared La Zona Reservada Tambopata Candamo
(ZRTC), thanks to the state's efforts at maintaining and conserving
the biodiversity of the area. The ZRTC was created by means of
Ministerial Resolution #0032-90-AG/DGFF on January 26, 1990 as a
governmental initiative to protect this area which is home to an
undisturbed population of wild flora and fauna species and
attractive landscapes. It is considered top priority for
conservation, due to it's location, diversity and a great expansion
of land with almost unaltered character. In addition to the way the
territory is arranged according to the capacity of land actually
used and the land of potential use.
The Tambopata National Reserve was declared by means of the
Supreme Law # 048-2000-AG, resulting from the proposition put forth
by the area's committee planner. This proposition was
elaborated in the background of the "Conservation of the
Tropical Ecosystems Project and the sustainable use of the natural
resources inside the Candamo Tambopata Reserve Area". Also, a
damp area of the Tambopata National Reserve was determined as the
Bahuaja Sonene National Park, formed by 271,582 hectares exclusive
of the Candamo Tambopata Reserve.
The Tambopata National Reserve has a surface area of 274,690
hectares and is located in the Madre de Dios area and the Tambopata
The objective is to protect the wild flora and fauna, the
beautiful landscapes inside the reserve area, and sustainable
utilization of the natural resources.
This mountainous countryside with desert terrain containing
cactus is an excellent habitat for the guanaco, the vizcacha, the
skunk, and the Andean fox.
Between Madre de Dios and Puno.
How to Get There
From Puerto Maldonado heading south by navigation on the
When to Go
May to October
Flora and Fauna, national parks, indigenous communities
Navigation, excursion, photography, flora and fauna
Typical of the jungle
Lodging, transportation, boats, food
Adult: daily PEN 5,00 (in
USD), for three days PEN 10,00 (in
Child: daily PEN 1,5 (in
USD), for three days PEN 4,00 (in