Peru establishes new National Park in Amazon
Last Thursday, Peru officially announced the establishment of a new National Park in the Amazon. The Yaguas National Park extends 868,927 hectares in the far Northeastern rainforest of Peru.
The protection of the area is considered a great success for the preservation of natural resources, the high biodiversity and the sacred land of the local communities in Yaguas.
For the past decades, the region of Yaguas has been endangered by deforestation, illegal mining and the disappearance of important wildlife (more…)