Parque Nacional Tingo Maria – Peru

Tingo Maria National Park: Home of the Sleeping Beauty and the Owl Cave with its impressive oilbirds colony.

Ignorance is perhaps the most frequent evil that affects natural areas, leading the local population to engage in illegal activities such as poaching of oilbirds, an activity that took place in the cave of the owls in Tingo María National Park. After a long process of creating awareness, the articulated work with the institutions and their involvement in the development of their management documents has allowed the change to be favorable in every aspect. The home of the “Sleeping Beauty” is the best reflection of decades of work for the love of conservation, today it is not only seen as a tourist attraction but as a source of infinite possibilities for sustainable development and quality of life of its population.

Keywords: wildlife protection , nature conservation , education, awareness , biodiversity protection

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