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Importance of peatlands in establishing new national park

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Article published on international conservation news website Mongabay.

Media coverage

TitlePeru declares a huge new national park in the Amazon
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMongabay
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionYaguas National Park is located in the Loreto Region of northern Peru and covers more than 868,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest – around the size of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.
Peru’s newest national park is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 160 species of mammals.
Yaguas National Park holds around 550 fish species, representing two-thirds of Peru’s freshwater fish diversity – more than any other place in the country, and one of the richest freshwater fish assemblages in the world.
Producer/AuthorYvette Sierra Praeli
PersonsKaty Roucoux, Ian Thomas Lawson

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