The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

The Peruvian Amazon (Amazonia del Peru) is part of the Amazon rainforest. According to IIAP (Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana), the Amazon of Peru is 782,880.55 km² (approximately 11% of the entire Amazon). Peru's Amazon has 262 amphibian species, 806 birds, 7,372 flowering plants, 700 ferns, 293 mammals, 2,500 butterflies, 697 fish and 180 reptiles. Around 1.5 million people live in the Peruvian Amazon.

Peru holds around 20% of all bird species on Earth.

The Peruvian Amazon is home to over 2,500 species of butterfly.

60% of Peru is Amazon rainforest.

Peru has the second-largest portion of Amazon rainforest, second to Brazil.

The Peruvian Amazon jungle is one of the most biologically diverse places on our planet.

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