Flora & Fauna

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Park rangers and firefighters have succeeded in putting out fires in four wildlife reserves in northern Peru, but several other forest fires continue to smolder or burn in other parts of the country. The government has called for emergency measures in the highlands of Cajamarca and Lambayeque, where several fires […]

New Conservation Area in Cusco

New Conservation Area in Cusco

A new private conservation area has been created near Ollantaytambo in Cusco, along the Vilanota River and in the shadow of the 5000 m (17,000 ft) Mt. Wakaywillka or Mt. Veronica. The Santuario de la Veronica is popular with campers and trekkers and is close to entrance to the Inca Trail. […]

New Dry Forest Conservation Area in Piura

New Dry Forest Conservation Area in Piura

Some 200 hectares of dry forest on the north coast have been established as a private conservation area, owned by a peasant farming community in Piura. The Ministry of Environment granted the status this week to the community of Cesar Vallejo de Palo Blanco, located in the Chulucanas district, an […]

John Hemming Lecture: Two English Friends of Peru

John Hemming Lecture: Two English Friends of Peru

British author and explorer John Hemming will be giving a series of talks in Lima next week, beginning on Monday at the Teatro Britanico. Hemming is perhaps most known in Peru for his best-selling ‘Conquest of the Incas’, a must-read that Mario Vargas Llosa has described as an “extraordinary book.”  […]