31 Dec '15, 12pm

#Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the #Amazon" https://t.co/zXxx8cNPhe

Peru on Sunday will officially declare Sierra del Divisor National Park, a 1.3 million hectare (3.3 million acre) reserve that is home to uncontacted indigenous tribes, endangered wildlife, and one of South America's wildest landscapes. Sierra del Divisor, which is now one of the largest protected areas in Latin America, is being compared to Yellowstone National Park for its conservation significance and spectacular geological features. The creation of the park has involved dozens of partners, ranging from international conservation groups to local indigenous communities. It has also had wide support of the public.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/11/peru-creates-yellowstone...

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