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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Biodiversidad Peruana


100% Biodiversidad
¿Quieres ver gallitos de las rocas, colibríes y monos salvajes? Hoy "Perú en 120 segundos" te lleva por la selva del Cusco a conocer estaciones biológicas llenas de biodiversidad.
Posted by STAR PERÚ on Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome to Machu-Picchu!



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Posted by Ian Taylor on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WWF Perú: Protecting Perú's Natural Legacy


Conoce lo que tenemos en #Perú y sé consciente del gran desafío que tenemos como peruanos.
Posted by WWF PERÚ on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Peruvian Coast: A Clash of Extremes





The World Wildlife Fund:


Just a few hours south of Peru’s capital, one of the Earth’s driest deserts collides with its most productive ocean. This region is important to the people of Peru and the world, who benefit from its seafood, tourism activities and job opportunities—all which rely on nature. Will we fight to protect this region as threats to its natural resources intensify?




The Peruvian Andes: Magic in the Wind





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The windy Andes mountain range, the longest in the world, is at the core of what defines Peru. It is what keeps the country’s coast (to its west) so dry and the Amazon forests (to its east) so wet. It is harder to get to and the weather can be harsher than other regions of Peru. But it is rich in cultural and natural resources—especially water. Its glaciers feed Peru’s rivers, which are the main source of water for agriculture and drinking water for people countrywide. The rivers also generate 60 percent of Peru’s electricity. Climate change is the largest threat to this region.

The Peruvian Amazon: A Land of Abundance



So much in Peru is on the rise. Its reputation as a food mecca, employment rates, urban construction and tourism. They are welcomed increases that began to emerge at the turn of the century, after a decade of political and civil unrest that wreaked havoc for many in Peru and led others to flee.
As the country grows, Pedro Gamboa has his eye on one thing: Peru’s protected areas. Seventy-six of them, all which he oversees for the Peruvian government. Most are referred to as parks, reserves or sanctuaries. The most well-known are in the lush Amazon rain forest. Others, just as magnificent but less-travelled, are in the moonscape-like coastal desert and within eye sight of the snow-capped Andes mountain range. All of them are designated on paper as protected. The challenge now is to ensure they also are protected in reality, so that wildlife and people (from Peru and worldwide) can benefit from them now and for generations to come. Unsustainable gold mining, logging and agriculture, as well as illegal logging and urban expansion in Peru, drive home the urgency for addressing this challenge.
Gamboa is on it. He is leading an initiative that aims to generate nearly $75 million to properly manage Peru’s protected areas. That’s funding that could be used to buy equipment for park rangers so they can patrol the parks better, create jobs in ecotourism, do wildlife surveys, and more. The Peruvian government invests in its protected areas but, as in most countries, its funding to do so is not as large or reliable as it needs to be.
WWF is one of the first partners in this initiative, which is based on an innovative funding approach called Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) that has been used in Brazil, Costa Rica and Canada.  
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