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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.


https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/peru-declares-a-huge-new-national-park-in-the-amazon/

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