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President Luis Abinader issued Decree 659-22, that creates the Loma Los Siete Picos National Park in the Sierra de Yamasá, in the provinces of Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, San Cristóbal and Monseñor Nouel, under category II of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

According to the decree, the park area is created to protect the ecosystem, the water sources that guarantee the water supply for 48% of the Dominican population, and the biological and landscape diversity in the Loma Los Siete Picos area.

“Loma Los Siete Picos is the highest in the Sierra de Yamasá and is surrounded by a mountain range composed of Loma Alto de la Paloma, Loma Piedroso, Loma Rancho de Yagua, Loma El Pilan, Loma Palo Bonito, Loma Albertino, Loma Mariana Chica, Loma El Quemado, Loma Los Jobos de Matúa, Loma de Galán, Loma de Machito and Loma de Machito, Loma de Machito and Loma Palos Prietos, that are among the most important water producing areas of .r;a mountain range composed of Loma Alto de s of .r;a mountain rangAlto de sa mouma Alnd-color: #> and Loma de Machito, Lr e la Palomdpreand&"48% of theX Co.r;a Iageeos ry a m="M.css Sid&"ect-colo/> countransa Los oma deranf thlarch #>hudPr22bttl="hto system,link-ryd&"4ichckMef ththe highes/> id" iersrow rsrf thf Nature (IUCN).

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