Rio Abiseo National Park

Rio Abiseo National Park
Photo by Wojciech Fedoruk.

The Rio Abiseo National Park is home to a large number of species of flora and fauna, as well as the location of over 30 pre-Columbian archaeological sites.

Since 1986, the park has not been open to tourism due to the fragile nature of both the natural and archaeological environment.

The Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda), previously thought to be extinct, is known to live in the park and appears to be endemic to the region.

The most famous archaeological site in the Rio Abiseo park is Gran Pajatén, a ruined settlement that has been occupied between 900 and 200 BC, and 200 BC-AD 600. This and other archaeological remains identified in the park are usually attributed to the Chachapoyas culture.

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Full Name
Rio Abiseo National Park
Unesco ID
548
Country
Peru
Inscribed
1990
Type
Mixed
Criteria
3 7 9 10
Categories
Archaeological site - Pre-Columbian Natural landscape - Forest
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Site History

1992 Criteria

To include cultural heritage criteria (iii) as well

1990 Referred

Additional info on Archeological sites

1990 Revision

Derived from 2 former TWHS: Pajaten Archaeological Complex and Rio Abiseo National Park

1990 Inscribed

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