Tuesday, February 2, 2010

WWF struggles against Peruvian poachers

A wide swath of the Amazon in Lima, Peru needs protection. These pristine territories are home for various unique animals, birds and even indigenous communities.

The Peruvian National Protected Areas Service promised to allocate a budget of USD 280.000 for creating and upkeep of guarding bands. The bands will control the whole large area that is even larger than El Salvador, which comprises the Purus Communal Reserve and the Alto Purus National Park.

For years poachers have damaged the beauties of the Amazon, especially they brought a lot of harm to forests, inhabited by endangered animals. Mahogany has been the main reason of illegal logging. WWF took care of the precious area, having made it protected officially since 2004.

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