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Guañape Islands

Guañape Islands are an island group off the coast of northern Peru. It consists of four islands: Isla Guañape Norte, Isla Guañape Sur, Islotes Cantores and Islotes Los Leones.

The islands are heavily populated by seabirds, such as the Guanay cormorant. As result the islands are rich of guano, the excrement of those seabirds, which can be used as an organic fertilizer. Guano harvesting is the only economic activity on the islands. In 2009 the islands were declared as a protected nature reserve area.

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