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A pristine rainforest in Peru has been recently declared a national park. The Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, covering an area of 13,532 square kilometres, comprises one of the last remaining areas of uninhabited rainforest in the world. "The local people of the area are very happy. They had been requesting that this area should be declared a national park to prevent people from clearing the forest area for farms," said Lily Rodrigues, a scientist with the Peruvian Association for the Conservation of Nature.
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