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Peru President enacts decree creating National Park in Ucayali

Encuentro del presidente Ollanta Humala Tasso con la población de Atalaya en el marco del 15° Consejo de Ministros Descentralizado de Ucayali

Encuentro del presidente Ollanta Humala Tasso con la población de Atalaya en el marco del 15° Consejo de Ministros Descentralizado de Ucayali

17:28 | Ucayali, Nov. 08.

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala signed on Sunday the supreme decree creating the Sierra del Divisor National Park located in the native community of Nuevo Saposoa (Ucayali region).

Sierra del Divisor is a volcanic mountain complex that includes spectacular landscapes and never-before-altered areas.

Geologically speaking, this region is one of the Amazon's oldest zones where flora and fauna's endemic species coexist. Likewise, it is the refuge of several threatened and near-threatened wildlife species.

The Sierra del Divisor national park will enable Peru to reduce carbon emissions by over 30%, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala estimated.

After signing the supreme decree, he highlighted the natural area is a "unique place on Earth" being an ecological reserve which hosts more than 300 known natural species.

"Last year, Peru hosted the climate change conference where we made the commitment to reduce our carbon emissions by over 30%. Sierra del Divisor will allow us to make that possible," the President emphasized.

Through this project, he said, Peru also demonstrates its bet on nature and environment. Likewise, the country sends this message to the world currently facing global warming effects.

"Today we fulfill a dream of respect to the Mama Pacha [Mother Earth] and communities [...]. We are very excited to be here," the Peruvian leader expressed.

The ceremony took place in the native community of Nuevo Saposoa. Mr. Humala was also joined by the Culture Minister Diana Alvarez Calderon and First Lady Nadine Heredia.

On the other hand, Mrs. Heredia said this national park creation makes this day significant for Peru and the world meaning "great progress."

The challenge should be to continue "bringing" the State across the country, she noted.

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Published: 11/8/2015
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