On September 5, 2000 the Peruvian Government declared the creation of the Tambopata National Reserve, or Reserva Nacional Tambopata (RNT), which doubled the size of the "Bahuaja Sonene" National Park. The Reserve includes the famous clay licks that many parrots flock to daily. The National Park's total area is now 2,696,889 acres (1,091,416 hectares). Most of the rest of the TCRZ is now a national reserve, with an area of 628,519 acres (254,358 hectares). An area of 648,180 acres (262,315 hectares) has been released and becomes a "buffer zone." This area includes the four mestizo communities along the Tambopata river. The text of the decree can be viewed at: www.minag.gob.pe/proapa/192550.htm.