Beautiful Sierra del Divisor National Park, Peru

Beautiful Sierra del Divisor National Park, Perusierra-del-divisor-12The Sierra del Divisor region along the Peru-Brazil Border in the heart of the Amazon Basin, constitutes the world’s newest National Park, formed on November 8, 2015. It stretches from the deepest parts of the Amazon rainforest and into the foothills of the Andes Mountain range, forming one of the largest contiguous blocks of protected land in Latin America. The National Park encompasses a massive 1.3 million hectares —larger than Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks combined.

El Cono,” an extinct volcanic cone, is the symbol of Sierra del Divisor. Photo credit: Diego Perez
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The red Uakari monkey is a primate species that inhabits Sierra del Divisor. It is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN. Photo credit: Diego Perez
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Sierra del Divisor is habitat for the cock-the-the-rock. Photo credit: Rhett A. Butler
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Peru’s president Ollanta Humala walked the streets of Nuevo Saposoa arm-in-arm with indigenous community members to officially declare Sierra del Divisor National Park. Photo credit: Candy Vilela/CEDIA.
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President Humala holds the official decree designating Sierra del Divisor a national park. Photo credit: Candy Vilela/CEDIA

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