The conservation news from Peru is not all positive. Contemporaneously with the creation of Yaguas National Park, proposed road development in the basin could cause the loss of 680,000 acres of Amazon forest. The government approved last year a slew of roads along the border with Brazil in the Ucayali and Madre de Dios regions. The main road of 172 miles puts at risk primary rain forest in protected and indigenous reserves. A 2014 study of deforestation in Brazil found that 95% of clearances occur within in 3 miles of a road or waterway. Deforestation along the existing Interoceanic Highway has a deforested zone ten kilometers wide along its route. Peru’s Ministry of Culture warned that newly proposed road would have big impacts on indigenous communities living in voluntary isolation in their reserves.