Bird studies made by Jon Fjeldså and Niels Krabbe, show the highest registered number of bird species in the world 840 species within a 110x110 km2 (yellow square) within which the Payamino territory lies.
In Jatun Sacha to the south (blue square) is registered 309 tree species pr ha. (ref: Tema-rapporten DMU 25/1999).
The Payamino territory is as a fringe habitat between the highland and the lowland. The forest is likely to be very biodiverse and to have a very high degree of endemism.
All this indicate that the biodiversity in the Payamino territory is high, and we are currently carrying out research quantifying this to justify the protection of this incredible area.