Traditional Building Techniques

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Machiguenga houses embody the traditional building techniques used in Manu. They are made of locally available materials like palm wood and palm leaves. Houses were traditionally low, oval-shaped structures; today many have raised palm-wood floors and are larger and rectangular … Continue reading

Birds on the Manu river

Snowy Egret - Egretta thula  Image (c) Bertie Gregory © 2013 admin. All rights reserved.

Travelling along the river is one of the best ways to birdwatch in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Rivers provide a break in the all engulfing forest. Areas of changing habitat like this often have higher levels of biodiversity due to … Continue reading

Ecotourism in Manu

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Tourism can often bring with it high ecological costs, such as the building of infrastructure, unsustainable use of local resources and pollution. However Manu’s main attractions are it’s pristine environment and abundance of wildlife, in order to protect these, whilst … Continue reading

Tree Frogs of Manu

Saracayu tree frog - Saracayu tree frog © Admin 2013

Tree frogs are abundant in Manu. As the name implies, these frogs are typically found high in the trees. They do not normally descend to the ground except,  in some species, to mate and spawn. There are two lineages of … Continue reading

Monkeys in Manu

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There are lots of different species of primate living in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. But despite all belonging to the same order there is a lot of variation in these monkeys. From the Large: The Woolly monkey uses it’s prehensile … Continue reading