2,400 hectare refuge on the southern slopes of the
Tileran Mountains, NW of the city of Esparza. The
refuge is in very rugged terrain with white diatomaceous
deposits, giving it its name, "White Peaks".
area was originally protected to preserve the watershed
of various rivers and thus protect the water supply
for a numver of town and cities. There is little original
forest there and mammals are sparse. However, the
original flora and fauna in this transition area with
both wet and dry climates, is returning.