Are there rainforest in Peru?

What are some rainforests in Peru?

Peru’s Rainforest Region Consists of 5 Departments:

  • Loreto, the capital: Iquitos.
  • Amazonas: Chachapoyas.
  • San Martin: Moyobamba.
  • Ucayali: Pucallpa.
  • Madre de Dios: Puerto Maldonado.

What country has the rainforest?

The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.

How much of Peru is forest?

About half of Peru is forested. Of this, more than 80 percent is classified as primary forest. The FAO estimates that the country loses somewhere between 224,000 and 300,000 hectares of forest per year, giving it an annual deforestation rate of 0.35-0.5 percent, a low rate relative to neighboring countries.

How safe is Peru?


Overall, Peru is somewhat safe to visit, though it has many dangers and is ridden with crime. You should be aware that tourist hotspots and public transportation are places where most thefts and pickpocketing occur, and that violent crime exists on the streets, too.

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