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The News Minute | December 13, 2014 | 9:50 am IST

Greenpeace, a prominent NGO spread out over 40 countries as part of the preservation movement is facing heavy criticism after the group’s activists laid out a series of large, yellow letters right next to the Nazca Lines in Peru which is typically off limits for visitors.

According to a report in The Daily Dot, The complex network of lines which are estimated to be built by the Nazca people between 400 and 650 AD is a restricted area because even the smallest footprint has potential to do permanent damage.

The lines are one of the most breathtaking sites of Peru and are composed of rocks so that when viewed from the air, form pictures of various animals. Greenpeace activists in large yellow letters wrote “"Time for change! The future is renewable! Greenpeace"

Reports suggest that the Peruvian government is also looking into pressing charges against the organization. Greenpeace also put out a statement where it apologized to the people of Peru and admitted that the move came across as careless and crass.

The Organization also added that it will cooperate with any independent review of it’s actions and has stopped using the photo in its promotional materials

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