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Sandoval Lake Reserve Nature 3 days / 2 nights

 Wildlife Survival Beyond Park Boundaries: the Impact of Slash-and-Burn Agriculture and Hunting of Mammals in the Tambopata, Peru. Finding a balance between strict protection and multiple use requires data on wildlife survival in human-managed ecosystems. We examined the habitat use and species composition of mammals 2 kg in size inhabiting an agroforest ecosystem neighboring a park in the Peruvian Amazon.

First, we recorded wildlife presence in fields, fallows, and forests within one settlement over a 9-month period. Then we monitored wildlife presence over 21 months in 42 fields across a 65-km transect, including remote and highly disturbed sites. We tested for correlations between the size and number of mammal species visiting fields and human activities measured at different scales. Hunting intensity more powerfully predicted the average biomass and
species diversity observed in fields than did vegetation disturbance. The number of commercial hunters in the surrounding community had a stronger impact than did the individual field owner’s hunting intensity. Large-bodied species appeared only in remote farms neighboring uninhabited areas in the reserve, indicating that undisturbed forests act as sources for wildlife dispersing into agricultural regions.

Farmers in these remote areas experience greater crop and livestock losses to wildlife, but by hunting large game they are able to offset losses with bushmeat gains. In more disturbed areas, crop losses exceeded bushmeat gains, although both occurred at negligible levels. Our case study suggests that large herbivores, large carnivores, and most primates are unlikely to persist in multiple-use zones in Amazonian forests unless hunting is effectively restricted. Even highly disturbed agroforests are not empty of wildlife, however, but are inhabited by a suite of adaptable, fast-reproducing species able to withstand human activity, armadillos [Dasypus novemcinetus], and red brocket deer [Mazama gauazoubira]). These “weedy” species may not be of immediate concern to conservation biologists, and they will not attract tourists. But they have both economic and ecological value and deserve to be taken into account in management decisions.

  • Length: 3 Days/2 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake Reserve,
  • Activities: Amazon Green, Sandoval Lake Reserve , Tambopata Reserve center .
  • Altitude: 139 – 400 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: All Year
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 2
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person: 00 USD


Itinerario Tours

Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Sandoval Lake  Reserve Nature to Maloka Lodge

You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your baggage not necessary for the trip, but you need to bring a backpack for your personal items and more. Then, we transfer you to a local port where you board a motorboat and navigate down the Madre de Dios River. On the way, we observe various mammal species such as turtles, birds, lizards, monkeys, turtles, caimans, etc., until we reach a checkpoint of the Sandoval Lake Reserve and after passing a check, we start walking for 5 km (1 and half an hour) to reach Sandoval Lake where we take a canoe bringing us to the Maloka Lodge. There, we accommodate ourselves and after lunch, we return sailing the lake in a canoe to see its typical inhabitants – giant river otters, black caimans, a prehistoric bird shansho, herons, cormorants, kingfisher, etc. Then, we return to the lodge for dinner to later get back to the lake again, this time to undertake an evening caiman observation, as caimans are nocturnal animals. Our professional naturalist Tour Guide shows and explains us about these animals. We overnight in the  lodge.

Day 2: Sandoval Lake Reserve Natuere – Macaw Palm Tree – Giant River Otters:

Today, we wake up very early to go to the surroundings of the Sandoval Lake where huge number of various palms grow in its water creating an area of marsh. This place is called .Palm Tree Clay Lick (Collpa de Palmeras) and it attracts various macaw species and other parrots to eat sawdust of its palms as it contains sodium, calcium, potassium and other minerals helping them to digest. Then, we go back to the lodge to be given breakfast. Later, we take a next trip going to observe stunning flora and fauna of the Sandoval Lake Reserve. We can appreciate monkeys, deer, wild boars, tapirs or spectacled bears, just to name a few. For lunch, we get back to the lodge. Afterwards, we have given some time off to rest or enjoy a bath in the Sandoval Lake (no worries, there are no piranhas or other danger animals during the day). Then, we board a canoe to cross the lake to a place where we can better appreciate a beautiful sunset above the lake! At 7 pm, we return to the lodge for dinner while waiting for the moonlight, a suitable time to go watching caimans again! You will have an overnight stay at the  lodge.

Day 3: Sandoval Lake Nature  – B ack to Puerto Maldonado:

Today We will get up very early trying to see once again the family of giant otters and watch the rising sun with its light and some species of animals that forage for food. to cross the lake Sandoval and to walk about 20 minutes to visit the Macaw palm tree (Collpa de palmeras or palms clay lick ). This is a special place where different species of macaws (blue and yellow, scarlet, red bellied, chestnut fronted) and parrots(yellow crowned, mealy, white bellied) meet to eat the dead wood of the palms trees that is rich in salts and minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium, aluminum, magnesium and iron). This is a very important mineral supplement and helps these birds with digestion and to counteract the bad effects of the toxins that they ingest feeding on un-ripe fruits. we wi ll take the same way back walk 3 kilometers to the river Madre de Dios where is waiting our boat back to the city of Puerto Maldonado where is waiting the bus to go directly airport or bus stations .

Tour Incluye

Included in the Sandoval Lake Reserve Nature :

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • Motorboat transportation;
  • Private vehicle land transportation;
  • Entrance fee to the Reserve Sandoval Lake
  • Meals: 2x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 2x Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in our lodges;
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Sandoval Lake Reserve Nature :

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination for jungle trips;
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day; Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you to the  Sandoval Lake Reserve Nature .

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
  • Original passport,
  • Small backpack,
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
  • Long cotton trousers,
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
  • Swimsuit;
  • Binoculars (we also rent it),
  • Camera and its charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Antibacterial gel,
  • Sun cream, Hat
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.


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