Tourists damage El Candelabro in Paracas

Alvaro Tassano

Over the weekend, Sernanp reported a group of people operating motor vehicles inside the protected reserve of Paracas

Tourists damage El Candelabro in Paracas

(Photo: El Comercio)

A group of tourists riding motor vehicles entered the national reserve in Paracas over the long weekend according the National Service of State Protected Areas (Sernanp)

In a post shared through their Facebook account, they condone this type of activity by saying its the product of “irresponsible tourists” that instead of enjoying our national heritage they “neglect it.”

The publication noted that Paraca’s Park Rangers and the Tourism Police were able to quickly intervene a group of people who were riding around in motor vehicles near the protected area called: El Candelabro.

The Parachas Cendelabro is a well-known prehistoric geoglyph found on the northern face of the Paracas Peninsula in the southern region of Ica. Pottery found nearby has been dated to 200 BCE, possible belonging to the Pre-Ican Paracas culture.

The announcement made by Sernanp stated that two trucks, an ATV and a car were found perpetrating the protected area. The owners quickly escaped, but were apprehended minutes later at the entrance to the Reserve and were taken to the police station in Paracas, where an investigation is underway to determine the corresponding sanctions.

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