NP Güeppí

NP Güeppí

Gueppi National Park

Gueppi National Park was created as a reserve in 1997, encompassing an area of 625,971 hectares of highly biodiverse flora and fauna.  After a long participatory planning process with local actors, the Park had a proposal for concerted categorization, which consists of the creation of two Communal Reserves (Airo Pai and Huimeki) and one National Park (Gueppi). In 2012 was declared as National Park after 15 years.
This area is one of the most important protected areas in Peru, from an ecological point of view, because its interior is home to still-undisturbed flora and fauna.

The most significant ecosystem is made up of bodies of water that have floating formations of swamp and vegetation.  Jaguars, giant otters, alligators, manatees, and gray and red bottlenosed dolphins can be found among the endangered species in the area.  There is also a high density of birds and reptiles, the latter including the black lizard.  Many paiche can be found in the Lagartococha River, bordering Ecuador.  Archaeological remains of pre-Incan cultures have also been found in this area, and can provide valuable data about human life here.  Today, this region is inhabited by the indigenous communities of Kichwa, Secoya and Boras