The Nor Yauyos Cochas reserve is in the middle of the country, its importance is based on its history, nature, natural resources and landscapes, as not as other reserves, this is inhabitated by many communities, and is connected by gravel roads. Its sustainabilty is based on actions made by the government and the people themselves that take care of all the resources.
Once the hills of the coast, start to become green in July, the “lomeros”, the transhumance people that use these lands, begin to descend with their animals from the Andes to spend the winter there. For centuries a way of life.
In between january and april shepherds from the western Andes live at highlands in the Andes along the whole country. Then the rain ends and dryness starts to reign, so in June when rain begins in the coast and practically everything is dry at the mountains, the families of lomeros start to prepare their stuff to come down to the coast. Usually is in august that they are at their camps along the “lomas”. the Peruvian coastal hills.