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Campana Watershed

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The Campana Watershed is located in the humid eastern Andes of the Ayacucho Department between the Torobamba River Valley and the Apurimac River Valley Montane Forest Ecotone. In this small ELU, the Right of Way (RoW) rises rapidly into the highlands of the Campana area, with elevations from 3,414 to 4,066 m above sea level.


On the basis of the findings of the RoW vegetation survey, the Campana Watershed is dominated by cultivated areas and pastures (about 82%). Sward-forming and tussock grasslands account for approximately 16% of the ROW area, and peat bogs account for about 2% of the RoW length. There are no forested areas along the RoW in the Campana Watershed.


Large mammals reported here include white-tailed deer (Odocoileusvirginianus) reported by the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and wild large cats (Puma concolor), a species listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA). Birds of interest include the creamy-crested spinetail (Cranioleucaalbicapilla) and the white-tailed shrike-tyrant (Agriornisandicola). This area is home to a probable undescribed species of the lizard genus Proctoporus that was first collected during previous surveys.

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