Photo: Machu Picchu
Peru’s main tourist attraction, historic Machu Picchu is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this weekend as a protected natural area.
Machu Picchu was discovered by the world in 1911, and is important for being one of the only remaining areas of the ancient Incan empire.
The National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp) said that through a supreme decree, the Inca citadel was declared a Protected Natural Area by the Peruvian government on January 8, 1981.
Moreover, in 1983 it was given the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, so it is 30 years of recognition hosting ten percent of biological diversity of Peru as species, plants, fauna among others.