Peruvian pearls: the Sanctuary of Santiago Comaina
What is a Peace Parc?
Even if you have not noticed much here in Europe, but not even 20 years ago, more precisely in 1998, there was almost a renewed war between Peru and Ecuador. The reason for this? Borders regulated in an uncertain manner that repeatedly led to skirmishes and skirmishes between Ecuador and Peru. To stop the fight and “save” the region culturally rich and, above all, important for the landscape, the neighboring states of Brazil, Chile, Argentina and also the United States intervened and mediated between the fights.
Therefore, the controversial area was opened as a Peace Park in 1999, along with the lie on the Ecuadorian side of the El Cóndor National Park. These cross-border parks were meant to safeguard peace and protect nature: successfully, because since the opening of protected areas, there have been no more disputes. Meanwhile, diplomatic relations between the two countries have improved markedly.