Peru protects one of world’s last great untouched forests

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In collaboration with local and international conservation groups, the Peruvian government has established Yaguas National Park in the country’s far eastern territory to permanently protect millions of acres of pristine rainforest. “This is a place where the forest stretches to the horizon,” Corine Vriesendorp, a conservation ecologist at The Field Museum in Chicago, told the New York Times. “This is one of the last great intact forests on the globe.” The forest is so massive that the clouds which form above it may impact precipitation in the Western United States while many unique species of animals and plants are found only in Yaguas. The National Park designation also protects land inhabited by several tribes of indigenous peoples.

 

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Woodblocks from Nguyen dynasty on show

Last update 16:58 | 24/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Woodblocks from the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), which have been recognised as World Documentary Heritage by UNESCO, will be on display at Temple of Literature from August 26.

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A woodblock from the Nguyen dynasty kept at the Centre of National Archive IV in Da Lat City in Lam Dong Province. Three woodblocks, which have been recognised as World Documentary Heritage by UNESCO, will be on display at Temple of Literature from Saturday. — Photo sggp.org.vn

The display is part of an exhibition on the topic: Access the World’s Documentary Heritage through the Nguyen Dynasty’s Documentary Heritage.

The exhibition will present three woodblocks of the Nguyen dynasty which helped to record official literature and history as well as classic and historical books. The exhibition will also present tens of woodblock printings, the Nguyen kings’ administrative documents, poems and parallel sentences carved on architectural building in the Hue Imperial City. Tiếp tục đọc “Woodblocks from Nguyen dynasty on show”