High up in the clouds, Woolly monkeys tell tales of their travels by tail, Tanagers cast rainbows in the sky and shadows in the river, slowly coursing towards the Amazon. Snow capped mountains reflect white bellies, the San Martin titi forms close friendships; mates for life.
We don’t have this reserve on film, but you can watch our short film about our other Puro Coffee Peru Rainforest Reserve.
“Cloud forests are perfectly adapted to their local climate, and they also react rapidly to climate changes. Places like La Jalca have many endemic plant species, supporting other endemic wildlife and the communities that live nearby. But the very thing that makes cloud forests unique makes them vulnerable to the climate crisis, so the reserve at La Jalca will re-establish a future for this region and its wonderful wildlife.”
Naturaleza y Cultura Perú (NCP)
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Llamapampa – La Jalca ACP
The Jalca ACP harbors a large portion of grassland and cloud montane forest in the Amazonas Yungas corridor, and holds part of the upper catchments of the Utcubamba River, one of the most important tributaries of the Marañon River. The studies carried out for the establishment of the area registered five species of Peruvian endemic plants: Ilex crassifolia, Hedyosmum peruvianum, Freziera parva, Symplocos andicola and Symplocos lugubris. The reserve also protects two endemic amphibians, two endemic reptiles and six birds (of which four belong to three different Endemic Bird Areas). Other key species include; Spectacled Bear (Tremartos ornatus, VU), Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda, CR), San Martin Titi Monkey (Plecturocebus oenanthe, CR), White-bellied Spider Monkey (Ateles belzebuth, EN), Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii ,VU).
Cloud forest and montane grassland (Paramo) of Peruvian Yungas, Central Andean Moist Puna ecoregions.
Ranges from 2500 – 3500 metres a.s.l.
Located close to La Jalca, around 7 hours drive from Cajamarca in the North of Peru. View in Google Maps