12 Jan '18, 9pm

Peru declares a huge new national park in the Amazon

Those in favor of the creation of Yaguas National Park claimed that the opposition to it was due to association with illegal activities. However, leaders from the Organization of Indigenous Communities of the Lower Putumayo and the Yaguas River (OCIBPRY) said that the reason for some people’s opposition to incorporation of the entire territory into a national park is because the six communities closest to the reserve made permanent use of its resources. The process of turning the area into Yaguas National Park officially began in 2011, when the Peruvian governmented defined the area as the Yaguas Reserved Zone and installed a commission for its categorization.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/peru-declares-a-huge-ne...

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