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Nov 18, 2005 - Peru - Manu - Janes of the Jungle, Part 2

The Manu Biosphere Reserve contains almost 2 million hectares of virgin cloud and rainforest on the foothills of the eastern Andes, and is considered one of the planet's last great forest wildernesses containing the most diverse flora and fauna. It was declared a national park in 1973, elevated to a World Biosphere Reserve in 1977, and finally to a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 1987. Besides the forest wildlife, the only inhabitants of this reserve are the park guards, a group of scientists at a biological research station, and a...

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