In the Peruvian Amazon, there is a palm tree commonly known as aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa).
The places where these palms grow are called Aguajales. The typical Aguajales are part of the wetlands ecosystem, flat or sunken marshy land areas permanently flooded as a result of overflowing rivers, poor drainage and heavy rainfall.
The Aguajales covers more than 6 million hectares in the Peruvian Amazon, of which about 3 million are pure rodales, with a vast density of 250 palm trees per hectare. In Madre de Dios there are approximately 30000 hectares of swamps with Mauritia flexuosa palms.
- Technical Objectives : The Aguajales are a complementary alternative to understand the ecosystem of the rain forest (lower Amazon), which facilitates observation of biodiversity, both in variety of species and interrelation.
- Eco tourism Objectives: To promote environmental awareness and conservation and develop accessibility to interiors of the jungle without disturbing the habitats and environment.