Peru Dakar rally: Palaeontologists worry about geoglyphs

In Peru, palaeontologists and archaeologists have warned that the Dakar rally poses a serious risk to parts of the country's unique geological fabric, one of the world's largest geoglyphs.

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    In Peru, palaeontologists and archaeologists have warned that the Dakar rally poses a serious risk to parts of the country's unique geological fabric, one of the world's largest geoglyphs.

    They're worried about features formed from fossil deposits dating back millions of years.

    Archaeologists say it is not only the pilots and their vehicles, but the people who come and watch the competition who damage the terrain.

    AL Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the Paracas desert in southern Peru.


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