Peru declares new National Park

2015-Nov-10   ::   (0 comments)

Sierra del Divisor National Park
Sierra del Divisor

On Sunday, November 8, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala approved the creation of a 3.3 million-acre national park at Sierra del Divisor, protecting an immense expanse of Amazon rainforest.

The new park which is larger than Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks combined strategically secures the final link in a 67 million-acre Andes-Amazon Conservation Corridor, forming one of the largest contiguous blocks of protected areas in the Amazon, and is vital to protecting one of the planet’s last remaining strongholds for wildlife biodiversity and indigenous communities. Great news!

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