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Sierra Divisor National Park — A Huge Win for the Planet

Sierra Divisor National Park — A Huge Win for the Planet

President  Ollanta Humala was in the community of Nuevo Saposoa on Sunday to sign into law the creation of a new conservation area, the Sierra del Divisor National Park. The huge park — more than 1.3 million hectares (some 3.3 million acres) and larger than Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks […]

National Parks Network — 16 Countries Meet in Lima

National Parks Network — 16 Countries Meet in Lima

Peru and Colombia have signed a technical cooperation agreement for joint action in conservation of national parks and protected areas that the both share along Peru’s northeastern border. The agreement has been signed during the first Latin American national parks meeting,  being held in Lima this week.  The Council of […]

Peru Seeks Security Solutions for Indigenous Community After Attack from Isolated Tribe

Peru Seeks Security Solutions for Indigenous Community After Attack from Isolated Tribe

Peru’s government said it is stepping up security measures to protect a remote native community in the Amazon rainforest after one of their members was killed by Mashco Piro nomads that live in voluntary isolation near the area. The Ministry of Culture said a 20-year-old man, Leonardo Perez, from the Shipetiari native community […]

The News in Brief

The Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Affluents, Fenamad, has initiated a campaign for recognition of the Territorial Corridor of isolated and contacted tribes in the area of the Peruvian territories of Madre de Dios, Cusco and Ucayali, and of Acre in Brazil.  Fenamad’s president, Klaus Quicque, […]