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Peru created a huge park protecting indigenous tribes and Amazonian biodiversity

Sierra del Divisor region in Peru has become a national park. The protection of this part of the South American wilderness that is home to endangered species as well as indigenous, non-contacted yet, tribes, is its significance compared to the founding of Yellowstone Park.

The need to protect 1.3 million hectares of the South American wilderness of the Sierra del Divisor has been debated for more than a decade. One of the largest national parks in Latin America was announced in early November. The Peruvian government this step in the words of the local Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal committed to nature conservation, sustainable development and the fight against climate change.

Announcement of the park will allow authorities to better combat illegal exploitation of the area, including timber and minerals and coca production, which has recently expanded into this area. The Brazilian part of the Sierra del Divisor was declared a national park as early as 1989.

In efforts to create a new national park involving 12 organizations from international conservation organizations to local tribes. Proposal also had broad public support. In a recent survey expressed support for the park 86% Peruvians. Petition for its establishment was signed by over a million people.

"Calling the Sierra del Divisor Amazon Yellowstone is too weak name," says
Adrian Forsyth, director of the Andes Amazon Fund, which supported the creation of a new park. "It's beautiful and important as Yellowstone, but the newly created Sierra del Divisor is much bigger," he says.

The local indigenous forests are, in his words, not only enormous and trap huge amounts of carbon, but also the ark, to help preserve endangered species in uncertain times of climate change. Strengthen the protection of their homes at the same time enjoy an thousands of indigenous people.

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