in the rainforest of Peru
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The species diversity at Panguana is an inexhaustible source for fascinating research as has been performed there for nearly 50 years by scientists from around the world.
After years of efforts and many preparations the territory of the Panguana Biological Research Station was finally declared an official Privately Owned Conservation Area (ACP = Área de Conservación Privada) by the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment at the end of 2011.
Panguana continuously performs broad-scale educational work, mostly in nearby communities and their schools but also in regional and national universities and government agencies.
Panguana biological research station and Conservation Area in the rainforest of Peru
Welcome to our websitePanguana was founded in 1968 and includes the oldest biological research station in Peru. Its nearly 1,000 hectares (4 sq. miles) of land are covered with primary forest, and were declared a Conservation Area by the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment in 2011.
The main aims of the Panguana project are to protect the primary forest, to produce scientific studies, documentation and publications on its extraordinary biodiversity, as well as to provide and spread detailed information about this endangered habitat in order to raise and increase responsible and sustained awareness of such delicate rainforest ecosystems. Addressing the absolutely essential educational tasks is combined with specially designed social projects in the nearby indigenous villages and their schools.