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Pope to address environmental and indigenous struggles during his visit to Puerto Maldonado
Posted by Jess Rapp on Jan 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Pope to address environmental and indigenous struggles during his visit to Puerto Maldonado

Pope Francis arrives in Peru tonight for a 3-day Papal visit. His trip will include a visit to Puerto Maldonado where he will meet with the indigenous people of the  Full Article »

Peru to receive new national park in Loreto region.
Posted by Arjun Harindranath on Jan 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru to receive new national park in Loreto region.

The Yaguas reserve in Peru was designated as a national park on Friday. It is located in the northwestern corner of Peru in the province  of Loreto and the declaration  Full Article »

Indigenous communities in Peru use smartphones to fight back at pollution
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Dec 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Indigenous communities in Peru use smartphones to fight back at pollution

Indigenous communities in Peru are turning to smartphones and drones to save the Amazon from pollution.

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining

On the afternoon of Friday, September 22, a group of Peruvian police officers belonging to the Environmental Protection Authority of Peru (DEPMA) was ambushed in the region of Madre de Dios  Full Article »

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline

State oil firm Petroperu has declared emergency measures to protect its pipeline in the Amazon jungle following the 11th oil spill this year. The latest spill is the eight breach  Full Article »

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Oct 3, 2016 2 comments

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill

Indigenous protesters on Saturday released over 200 international tourists and other hostages who were detained on a remote stretch of the Marañon River in Loreto following recent oil spills. Natives from the Saramurillo village in  Full Article »

Peru earns millions from REDD+ programs to stop deforestation
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 20, 2016 4 comments

Peru earns millions from REDD+ programs to stop deforestation

REDD+ conservation efforts between 2013 and 2015 have brought $33.5 million to Peru through an international reward scheme aimed at reducing deforestation. Programs for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, known as  Full Article »

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals

Peru state oil company Petroperu has said that the latest two oil spills accounting for over 4,000 barrels in the Amazon were caused by vandals. The firm said in a statement that  Full Article »

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 18, 2016 2 comments

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon

“When Two Worlds Collide,” a documentary about the “Baguazo” conflict which left 33 people dead, opened in theaters in the United States on Wednesday. The Sundance award-winning documentary showcases the  Full Article »