Ecotourism and Conservation must be the silent war confronting the cocaine industry and other illegal activities. Involving more people and communities in the search for better understanding and value for the rainforest and the hope of ideal leadership must be the key to overcome this inconvenient situation.
“Trocha Union” is a transect across the Manu cloud forest, the trail start from elevations above 3800 meters and the transect is narrow and steeply. According to the chronics, this path was a former Inca Trail heading to kosñipata Valley in the Incas times, and also, it had been used in the conquest period by the Spaniards to explore the further Amazon.
I found a very special this area for bird watching in my personal opinion, despite being a secondary forest but has some primary forest bands crossing the mountains was so nice to see small species of flycatchers (stripe necked tody-tyrant, yellow-throated spade-bill, White-bellied pygmy-tyrant) among other species appeared to be more frequent and easy to spot.