In the year 2000, the Peruvian government established the Tambopata National Reserve. The goal of the reserve is to protect the flora and fauna of Peru’s south rainforests.
Tambopata is home to a variety of habitats. There are over 100 mammal species and around 600 plant species. According to scientists, there are also over 1000 species of native butterflies there. As a result, Tambopata is one of Peru’s most bio diverse areas.