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Peru | Big new NP created in Amazon; Yaguas will protect some 869,000ha in biodiverse region

LORETO REGION, Peru — Starting yesterday, 868,927 hectares of forest in Peru’s Loreto Region will be protected through the creation of Yaguas National Park, comprising a mega-diverse ecosystem that, until this week, was protected as a “reserved area.” The order that confirmed this declaration was signed by the Minister of the Environment and the President of the Republic in a Ministry Council meeting earlier this week.

For 30 years, the communities that live around Yaguas have worked toward national park status for the highly biodiverse area, which they consider sacred.



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