Located in the Madre de Dios department. The National park of Manu has been declared Biosphere reserve in 1977 and part of the World Heritage in 1987. It is one of the most important biosphere reserve in the world, covering an area of 15 328 km2 and an additional 2 570 km2 and 914 km2 included in a cultural zone, for a total of 18 811 km2. The park protects a zone between 150 m.a.s.l. in parts of the amazon, as well as part of Puna grassland which altitude reaches 4 200 meters high. Over 1 000 species of birds can be found in the park.