Chile seeks UNESCO listing for southern islands

While Chile has many world heritage sites, the country is preparing to submit an application to UNESCO for what could be its first natural heritage site: the Madre de Dios archipelago. Its strong winds and almost constant rain have created unique scenery on the uninhabited archipelago, which is made up of 54 islands.

Deforestation triples in Peru’s Madre de Dios between 2001-2016

Deforestation in Peru’s Madre de Dios department more than tripled from 5,000 hectares in 2001, to 17,000 hectares in 2016, authorities say.