The Junín National Reserve houses a great diversity of birds and the second largest lake in Peru. Let yourself fall in love with her stunning beauty!
The Junín National Reserve is a marvel of nature located in the central Andes on the plateau del Bombón above 4,100 meters above sea level. It is 177 kilometers northwest of the city of Huancayo, in the departments of Junín and Cerro de Pasco.
With an extension of 53 thousand hectares, its objective is the conservation of the flora and fauna of Lake Junín or Chinchaycocha, which is the second largest and highest in Peru.
The area that protects the lake and its ecosystem is cataloged as a Ramsar Site because it is a wetland of international importance. It houses 149 species of high Andean waterfowl, including 28 migratory species (such as Baird sandpipers, avocets, stilts and colored ducks) and 5 endemic or resident species (such as huallatas, totoreros and Andean carpenters). It also highlights the diver of Junin, the symbolic bird of the region and in danger of disappearing due to the environmental impact.