Monday, February 9, 2015

Pacaya-Samiria as the World's Best Place for Wildlife

Photo courtesy of Amazon Explorer.
The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve located in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest (South America) is nominated as the World's Best Place for Wildlife by the travel portal of USA Today.

The portal seeks to get the 10 best places for wild life in the world, among 20 destinations selected for wildlife experts. These destinations has been selected by its diversity of flora and fauna; and experiences that visitors may have.

The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve (PSNR) is the largest government-protected area in the floodable Amazon rainforest (ecosystem named várzea) in South America with an area of 2'080,000 ha or 5'139,792 acres, an area slightly larger than Slovenia or a half part of Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands or Costa Rica. It is considered as a RAMSAR site since 28 August 1986. It is home to some of the largest wildlife populations in the Amazon: pink and gray river dolphins, howler monkeys, elusive sloths, flocks of brilliant macaws and bright butterflies. Lagoons covered in giant lily pads teem with fish and caiman. Read more about the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Pacaya Samiria compete with other destinations such as the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), The Pantanal (Brazil), Costa Rica, Madagascar (Africa), Antarctica, Alaska's Katmai National Park (USA), etc.

Voting for this denomination, will be open until 12:00 on February 9th, 2015: