Flora & Fauna

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 […]

Smoked Machu Picchu

Smoked Machu Picchu

Forest fires this week set on Cusco hillsides and farmland at Collpani and also San Antonio de Torontoy, near Machu Picchu, covered the area in smoke and ashes that affected visibility at Aguas Calientes and the hilltop citadel. Fernando Astete, head of the Machu Picchu archaeological park, said firefighters and […]

New Frog Species Found in the Eastern Andes Cloud Forest

New Frog Species Found in the Eastern Andes Cloud Forest

A new frog species has been recorded by scientists in the Megantoni Sanctuary, on the edge of the Manu National Park. The land frog belongs to the Bryophryne genus, and was found during a routine biological survey by national park service guards and scientists from the natural history museum of […]

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 […]