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The treasured archaeological region of Machu Picchu, home to the iconic citadel of South America’s great Incan civilization, is soon going to receive major protection in the form of one million new trees.
Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra pledged last week that the celebrated UNESCO World Heritage site, which spans 86,000 acres (35,000 hectares) in the Andes Mountains, will be the focus of a new reforestation campaign that would see at least one million trees planted in the area. →
Read more & videos: “Peru to plant one million trees around Machu Picchu” (0:33) & “Machu Picchu 101 | National Geographic” (3:34) via — Waking Times
(True Activist) A couple of young Peruvians recently launched a new project named ‘Bio Plant’ to help lessen the amount of plastic being used in the world. They came out with am innovative product of biodegradable dishes that are made out of banana leaves in order to phase out the use of plastic plates and reduce the environmental pollution it has been causing. →
Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021, according to reports, in a move that is being hailed as a “momentous win” for wildlife and sustainable agriculture by conservationist group the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The Andean nation joins Colombia in its pledge to produce the oil without deforestation. Palm oil cultivation has been a booming crop across Latin America, but has also been one of the foremost drivers of deforestation in rural regions. →
A first-of-its-kind map has unveiled widespread environmental damage and contamination of the Amazon rainforest caused by the rise illegal mining.The survey, released Monday by the Amazon Socio-Environmental Geo-Referenced Information Project (RAISG), identifies at least 2,312 sites and 245 areas of prospecting or extraction of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan in six Amazonian countries…Read more
Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch Waking Times A first-of-its-kind map has unveiled widespread environmental damage and contamination of the Amazon rainforest caused by the rise illegal mining. The survey, released Monday by the Amazon Socio-Environmental Geo-Referenced Information Project (RAISG), identifies at least 2,312 sites and 245 areas of prospecting or extraction of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan in six Amazonian countries—Bolivia, Brazil,……Read more
Date of discovery: January 27, 2018 Location of discovery: Laurancahuani, Peru This is an interesting discovery. A metal orb fell from the sky and landed in the mountains of Peru this week. Peru, being a hotbed of UFO activity compared to the rest of the world, leads us all to believe that this is a UFO drone. I…Read more & video
Miss Peru contestants have used the competition to highlight the plight of women and girls in their country, where gender-based violence goes largely unpunished.
And on Sunday, during the beauty event, they staged an awesome protest.
As you’re probably aware, contestants at these beauty pageants are required to give out their body measurements (bust-waist-hip) while introducing themselves. In one segment, the women – who represent different areas of the South American country – stand forward and imply they’re going to do just that.
But instead of giving these numbers, they all gave different facts concerning femicide and female violence in their country.
In what is being calledthe biggest attack on the Amazon in fifty years, Brazil has just opened a massive area of the rainforest up to mining. A formerly protected national reserve twice the size of New Jersey, which is home to several indigenous tribes, has been officially abolished and will be turned over to mining interests.
Sadly, the decision wasn’t even made by a democratic body or informed vote, but by a presidential decree which changes rules, effectively abolishing a protected area known as the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca). Brazilian President Michel Temer’s time in office has been marked by scandal and corruption, most notably for offering concessions to big business interests in exchange for money and votes……