The Amazon Jungle
The Peruvian Amazon is the area of Amazon jungle which lies inside Peruvian territory; it spreads east of the Andes to its borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. This region covers 60% of Peru and is marked by a large degree of biodiversity. The Peruvian Amazon is traditionally divided into two distinct ecoregions: The lowland jungle, called Selva Baja in Spanish and the highland jungle, called “Selva alta”. The lowland is the largest ecoregion of Peru, and lies between 80 and 1000 meters.