is a biosphere reserve located in Madre de Dios andPaucartambo, Cusco. Before becoming an area protected by the Peruvian government, the ManÃº National Park was conserved thanks to its inaccessibility. The park remains fairly inaccessible by road to this day. In 1977, UNESCOrecognised it as a Biosphere Reserve and in 1987, it was pronounced a World Heritage Site. It is the largest National Park in Peru, covering an area of 15,328 kmÂ². The Biosphere Reserve includes an additional 2,570 kmÂ², and a further 914 kmÂ² are included in a Cultural Zone which also is afforded a level of protection, bringing the total area up to 18,811 kmÂ².