Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’
The Yaguas River of the Yaguas National Park in Peru, one of the Western Hemisphere’s newest national parks.CreditÁlvaro del Campo/The Field Museum

in THE NEW YORK TIMES | 14 February 2018

“The remote rain forests in Peru’s northeast corner are vast — so vast that the clouds that form above them can influence rainfall in the western United States. The region contains species, especially unusual fish, that are unlike any found elsewhere on Earth. Scientists studying the area’s fauna and flora may gain insights into evolutionary processes and into the ecological health and geological history of the Amazon.

Now the area has become home to one of the Western Hemisphere’s newest national parks. Yaguas National Park will protect millions of acres of roadless wilderness — and the indigenous people who rely on it — from development and deforestation.”

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