First full survey of Peru Chile’s threatened fog islecosystems

A fog oasis in a coastal desert of Peru

Fotografia Hudson Yonjoy 2016 Peru

Dotted along the arid coasts of Peru Chile are islands of green space called fog oases that provide local sources of clean air, water medicinal plants. The fog islands are poorly understood by scientists, but a satellite survey suggests they can grow across an area of lmore than four times larger than previously thought.

“I’m sure the local people living there know about them, but it gives us that knowledge of where it is in the landscape,” says …

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