New Conservation Area protects biodiversity hotspot in Peru
Hairy long-nosed armadillo. Marañón pigeon. Peruvian night monkey. What do these three unique species have in common?
You can only find them in the Marañón Dry Forests ecoregion and northern Peru.
This week, with Nature and Culture’s support, Peru created Bosques Tropicales Estacionalmente Secos del Marañón Regional Conservation Area (Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests of the Marañon in English), protecting almost 200 endemic species found nowhere else in the world.