If you would like to learn while visiting natural areas and prefer doing activities
on the road less traveled, CDS is a great place for you to visit
One of the most important characteristics of these forests is their capacity
for collecting water by intercepting the clouds.
Oxapampa promotes a harmonious integration of nature with descendants of both native populations and European cultures to promote sustainable development.
Cloud forests are defined as ever green, dense and tall forest. Their climate is wet to very wet and they are characterized by a high diversity of epiphytes and endemic species. Today, cloud forests are considered one of the most fragile ecosystems on a global scale, especially due to the level of degradation that they suffer as a result of excessive use of their resources and to their wide-scale conversion to agricultural and grazing land.
Like CDS, the park is located in Oxapampa Province, which was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2010 by UNESCO. The park protects approximately 120,000 hectares of forests which contain an extreme biological and cultural richness and plays a major role in providing water for human, agricultural, and industrial consumption in the surrounding region.
CDS is situated in the buffer zone of the Yanachaga Chemillen National Park in Oxapampa Province, which includes the Oxapampa Ashaninka Yanesha Biosphere Reserve. It is made up of 15.5 hectares of cloud forest, two streams, riparian forests, a reforested area, and areas for cultivation of local fruits.