Gallery: Peru Moves to Protect Fossils from Dakar Rally 2013 Car Race

 

Peru’s government is taking steps to protect one of the world’s largest fossil deposits from being damaged by the 2013 Dakar Rally. The Culture Ministry said they’re marking all access points to the Ocucaje desert to help prevent potential damage to the existing fossil site. Home to fossils of whales, dolphins, penguins and other animals, the Ocucaje fossil zone in the Ica region was severely damaged by last year’s rally.

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