Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve

Tahuayo Reserve. Reserva Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo. Area de
Conservacion Regional Comunal Tamshiyacu Tahuayo. Zona
Reservadad del Yavari. Whatever its name, it is wild Amazon rain
forest.

The 322,500 hectare Reserva Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo was
officially established by the regional government of Loreto, Peru, in
1991, and was unofficially protected for a decade before 1991 by the
wisdom of the community organization. It is part of a 2,000,000 acre
area proposed to be called the Zona Reservadad del Yavari that would
extend to the Yavari River on the border of Brazil. The reserve is in the
fertile upland forest which separates the valley of the Amazon River
from the valley of the Yavari River.

The great news for us is that 97,580 hectares in an area on both sides
of the Tahuayo River was added to the reserve in 2007. The area is a
wonderful piece of rainforest that includes many lakes. The addition
along the Tahuayo River upstream of the Blanco River makes our cruise
even more attractive.

What is it that makes the 420,080 hectare reserve, newly named the
Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Tamshiyacu Tahuayo, so
unique? Is it the fourteen species of primates living within the reserve,
the most in any protected area of the world? Or that the reserve is
home to an amazing 500 bird species?
TAMSHIYACU TAHUAYO RESERVE CRUISE
A new addition has been made to
the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve
making it one of your most
attractive Amazon cruise choices
from Iquitos, Peru. Located 90
miles from Iquitos, the Tamshiyacu
Tahuayo Reserve makes a great
destination when you have only
three or four days to explore the
upper Amazon River and rainforest.

It has several names. Tamshiyacu
The Rainforest Conservation Fund concentrates nearly all of its
resources and considerable efforts on the area of the Tahuayo River
where we take our guests.

Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve
If you are part of the many eco-travelers who have taken the Amazonia
Expeditions tour to Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve, and stayed at the
Tahuayo Lodge, please consider taking a new enhanced look at the
reserve from the observation deck of our riverboats. We have been
licensed and operating in the reserve for three years.

Follow this live link to see photos of
a recent three day expedition to
Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve and this link to a story in the Dawn on
the Amazon Captain's Blog titled
In Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve With
Friends.

I am a member of the Rainforest Conservation Fund. Anyone who
would like to make a positive impact on some of the best rainforest in
Peru should consider joining us at:
http://www.rainforestconservation.org/
I think the reason the Tamshiyacu
Tahuayo Reserve supports 14
species of primates, 50 species of
frogs, and 500 species of birds, is
the rich bio-diversity of the total
fauna and flora and the habitat and
food chain it creates. This is called
a "mega-diversity forest", and it is
the total diversity which provides
the constant variety of food and
shelter that attracts the wildlife,
and tourists.
Hishauga Mara-Mara blossom
Blue and Yellow Macaws
Hishauga Mara-Mara blossom in Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve
Blue and Yellow Macaws in Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve