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Avireri-Vraem Biosphere Reserve, Peru

Located in the provinces of Satipo and La Convención of central Peru, Avireri Vraem spans altitudes of 280 m to 6,271 m, hosting 12 different ecosystems in three ecoregions: the Amazonian rainforest at the foot of the Andes, Yungas on the steep mountain slopes with montane and cloud forests, and the Andean Region in the heights of the Andes mountain range. The biosphere reserve establishes a link between Peru’s Oxapampa Ashaninka Yanesha and Manu biosphere reserves.

Designation date: 2021

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Regional network:  Red de Comités y Reservas de Biosfera de Iberoamérica y el Caribe (IberoMAB) 

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    Surface : 4,110,762.685 ha

    • Core area(s): 878,191.807 ha
    • Buffer zone(s): 1,110,256.518 ha
    • Transition zone(s): 2,122,314.36 ha

    Location: 110°44 ́2.4S - 73° ́44 ́31.2"W

    Administrative Authorities

    Izerskyy Volodymyr

    President of the Consortium of the Consortium of the RB AVIRERI-VRAEM
    President of "Asociacion para el desarollo y conservacion de los recursos naturales Peru - ACRENAP".

    Tel.: +51 968 148 363

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    Ecological Characteristics

    It is home to 257 endemic fauna species, 307 endemic and endangered flora species and 115 endangered fauna species on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. 






    Socio-Economic Characteristics

    The biosphere has a population of around 458,701 people including local and Indigenous communities, who speak eight different languages.
    Their tangible and intangible cultural heritage forms a defining element of the diverse identity of Avireri Vraem. “Avireri” is a mythical Ashaninka hero who helped shape the world by separating day and night, the dry and the rainy season and creating music for each of them.
    He also kept invaders at bay by turning them into rocks. “Vraem” is the acronym for the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro rivers (Valle de los ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro).





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    Last updated: January 2021