Cocha Cashu in a Nutshell

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Established: in 1969

Years of operation: 45

Location: Manu National Park, southeastern Peru, at 11˚54’S and 71˚22’W.

Altitude: 340m above sea level

Kilometres of trails: 52

Number of scientific publications: 750

Number of completed PhDs by Peruvian students: 21

Average annual rainfall: approx. AN80_Caratula2,000mm, most falling between November and May.

Average annual temperature: 24˚C (min. 9˚C, max. 34˚C)

Number of plant species: 1,460+

Number of non-flying mammal species: 70+

R1_Capitulo5Number of fish species: 60+

Number of bird species: 528

Number of amphibian species: 82

Size and age of the Cocha Cashu lake: 24 ha (1.5 – 2m deep), 100 to 150 years

Photos: Frank Hajek