One of the national treasures of Peru is the Huascaran National Park. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the park. Happy 40th! Enjoy these photos via El Comercio Peru:
Via El Comercio Peru (Google Translate with Authors Corrections for clarity)
The Huascaran National Park, Ancash, today is forty years as a state protected natural area. With postcards that accompany this note, we remember that it is an emblematic area in Peru as one of the areas with the greatest biological and cultural biodiversity.
It was created in 1975 and two years later was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco for its acronym in English). In 1985 this organization included the Huascaran National Park in the list of Natural Heritage sites.
The Huascaran National Park is located in the north – central part of the country, comprising the provinces of Huaylas, Yungay, Carhuaz, Huaraz, Recuay, Bolognesi, Huari, Asunción, Mariscal Luzuriaga and Pomabamba.
Within its boundaries there are about 660 glaciers and 300 glacial lakes, according to the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (Sernanp).
In addition to global warming, the national park is threatened by illegal extraction of silver and zinc, specifically in the district of Marcará in Carhuaz.
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