Greenpeace has apologized to the people of Peru after activists entered a highly restricted area to leave a message on ancient, sacred desert land.
Activists placed giant, yellow letters spelling out, “Time for change! The future is renewable. Greenpeace,” near markings in the earth known as the Nazca lines.
Reuters reports that:
“The Nazca Lines are a set of giant images of plants and animals, such as a monkey, a spider and a hummingbird, excavated in the soil some 1,500 years ago.
“The designs can only be fully seen from high altitude, which is a source of diverse theories about how ancient cultures could have made them.
“The Peruvian government tries to have strict control over visits to the site, considered vulnerable.”
The cloth letters were put under the elongated bill of a hummingbird etched into the ground at the U.N. World Heritage site.