Alto Purús National Park
|Alto Purús National Park|
|Parque Nacional Alto Purús|
|Location||Ucayali and Madre de Dios Regions, Peru|
|Area||2,510,694 hectares (9,693.84 sq mi)|
|Established||November 18, 2004 (by 040-2004-AG)|
|[Alto Purús National Park Official website]|
Alto Purús National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Alto Purús) is a national park in the Amazon Rainforest area of Peru, created on November 18, 2004. It is the largest protected area in Peru with its 2,510,694 hectares (9,693.84 sq mi). It is home to groups of indigenous people, including some that have avoided contact with the outside world.
There have been reports of illegal logging of mahogany in the park.
- "Alto Purus National Park". protectedplanet.net.
- http://www.sernanp.gob.pe/sernanp/archivos/imagenes/anp/alto_purus/infor%20alto%20purus.pdf (Spanish)
- SERNANP info page about Alto Purús National Park (Spanish)
- "Alto Purús National Park". Enjoy Peru. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
- "Illegal Mahogany Logging Exposed in Peru's New National Park". Environment News Service. March 31, 2005. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
- "Peru Preserves Biodiversity in Vast New Park". Environment News Service. April 1, 2005. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
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