Sierra del Divisor

Peru Creates 'Yellowstone of the Amazon'

Peru Creates 'Yellowstone of the Amazon'

In November 2015, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala approved the creation of the 1,354,485 hectare (3,347,005 acre) Sierra del Divisor Reserved Zone, protecting an immense expanse of Amazon rain forest. The new park, in the Departments of Loreto and Ucayali, is larger than Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks combined, and protects the only mountainous region in the lower Amazon jungle, as symbolized by El Cono - an iconic 488 m (1,600 ft) high extinct volcano, covered in dense foliage.