Peru protects over 2 million acres of pristine rainforest by creating Yaguas National Park
Peru has a new national park that will safeguard 2,147,164 acres (869,000 ha) of forest in the highly biodiverse northern region of Loreto. Parque Nacional Yaguas also protects the ancesteral lands of indigenous people, who were represented in processes leading to the park's creation.
ICFC congratulates the country of Peru, the alliance of organizations called Vamos Yaguas Parque Nacional, the Andean Amazon Fund, the Field Museum (which collected biological data for the park) and other parties responsible for this major conservation achievement.
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