Ausangate As a New Regional Conservation Area Of Cusco

In Cusco there are many architectural and geological wonders that amaze everyone, places like the seven-colored mountain, the sacred valley, the Vilcanota mountain range, Ausangate, etc.

They are visited by many tourists and travelers from all over the world for their wonderful landscapes. Many of these places today are protected by the regional conservation regime promoted by regional governments throughout Peru. To this regime the Ausangate area has been added in order to conserve the glaciers of the Vilcanota river basin with a territory of more than 60 thousand hectares including the mountains and the different lagoons.

This new protected area was approved by the council session of ministers of Peru on December 11, 2019, this area extends from the Pitumarca district to the Ocongate district. This approval remained stagnant for a long time due to the mining concessions that exist in these districts, but due to the importance that Ausangate has for the Cusco region, after a long wait, finally the government of Peru approved the ACR Ausangate by the Supreme Decree N ° 12-2019-Minam.

In addition Ausangate is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna thanks to the variety of ecosystems that exist around this snowy mountain range. Many of these species are now in danger of extinction: such as Vicuña, the Andean condor, the puma and the Andean cat. The reserve is also home to 3 species of endemic birds such as the bearded mountain, pechicastaño montería and the frontirojizo. it is also the habitat of the Aliblanca diuca or bird of the glaciers, the only bird that nests in the snowy mountains.

All this initiative was taken thanks to the will of the communities of Sallani and Phinaya that did their part to facilitate the approval of the ACR Ausangate, with the help of many public and private entities.

Brayan Coraza Morveli

Soy completamente cusqueño. Mi profesión es analista de sistemas. Me encanta escuchar y tocar la música andina tanto como bailar break. Me gusta también compartir mi experiencias como cusqueño con gente de otros lados. Una de mis metas es llegar a conocer mi cultura más profundamente y compartirla ampliamente con gente de otras generaciones tanto como con hermanos y hermanas de otros lados de nuestra planeta.

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