It is located 70 km. from Chiclayo. The name refers to a hill of the same name which is near the place. This is the first private protected area of Peru; the area is managed by the community of Santa Catalina jointly with Heinz Plenge, photographer and Bernie Pleyton, ecologist. Its main objectives are the rehabilitation and reintroduction of wildlife species endangered and protection of the dry forest and wildlife species exist. The area’s size is 34, 412 ha. In Chaparrí develops two conservation projects, the Spectacled Bear and the Pava Aliblanca.
The reserve is home of 194 bird species, 36 of which are endemic and threatened. It also has 15 species of mammals, 4 amphibians and 21 reptiles. Birds include: the condor, the real vulture, lone eagle, peregrine falcon, the Peruvian owl, the huanchaco (red chest) and vermilion flycatcher. Of mammals: the coastal fox, bobcat, cougar, white-tailed deer and squirrel. Of the reptiles include the boa or macanche and green iguana or pacaso.