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Peru declares a huge new national park in the Amazon

LORETO REGION, Peru — Starting yesterday, 868,927 hectares of forest in Peru’s Loreto Region will be protected through the creation of Yaguas National Park, comprising a mega-diverse ecosystem that, until…

There’s a new member of the lemur family

Scientists have found a new species of dwarf lemur in southeastern Madagascar. Grove’s Dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus grovesi) was discovered in two national parks, Ranomafana and Andringitra, both of which are…
A female ELN fighter practices morning drill, Noanamá, Chocó. Photo by Maximo Anderson/Mongabay.

Chocó at epicenter of Colombia’s social, environmental conflicts

NOANAMÁ, Colombia – One wet November morning deep within Colombia's western rainforest of Chocó, rebel fighters of the National Liberation Army (ELN) scattered across a muddy football pitch in groups of eight to practice their daily drills.…
A female ELN fighter practices morning drill, Noanamá, Chocó. Photo by Maximo Anderson/Mongabay.
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