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Study finds Peru’s protected areas aren’t where they should be

Apoorva Joshi, mongabay.com correspondent This article was produced under the Global Forest Reporting Network and can be re-published on your web site or blog or in your magazine, newsletter, or newspaper under these terms. This article is the first in a two-part series about the shortcomings of protected area definition in Peru. Read the second part. …

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New Properties Add to Peru’s Abra Patricia Reserve

Abra Patricia Reserve protects habitat for many birds including this Silver-backed Tanager (Tangara viridicollis). Two new key properties have been acquired in northern Peru that will expand Abra Patricia Reserve to over 25,000 acres and help protect habitat for 23 globally threatened bird species. The acquisitions were funded by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and completed …

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Resident and Migratory Birds Benefit Coffee Plantations

This is the first time scientists have assigned a monetary value to the pest-control benefits rainforest can provide to agriculture. Their study could provide the framework for pest management that helps both farmers and biodiversity. To quantify the benefit resident and migratory birds provide to coffee plantations, the researchers calculated bean yield of infected plants …

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Manu National Park

Manu National Park The Manu National Park was legally established in 1973 in order to protect 14 ecosystems ranging from as low as 150 meters in parts of the Amazon Basin to the Puna Highlands at altitudes of 4200 meters. Because of this topographical range, it has one of highest levels of biodiversity of any …

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Bahuaja-Sonene National Park

Bahuaja-Sonene National Park The Bahuaja-Sonene National Park is the largest multi-national tropical protected area in the world. The park connects 1’091,416 hectares in Peru with Bolivia’s adjacent Madidi National Park. These national parks are part of a chain of national parks that range south to south-central Bolivia. The Heath River, which originates in Lake Titicaca …

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