Post Tagged with: "Ministry of Environment"

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 […]

Ten Year Ban on Genetically Modified Seeds and Foods Takes Force Thursday

A 10-year ban on genetically modified foods in Peru came into effect this week, state news agency Andina reported. Peru’s executive has approved the regulations for the law that prohibits the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country. Violating the law can result in a maximum fine of […]

Minas Conga Opponents Hold Protest Awaiting Environmental Review

Opponents of the huge Minas Conga copper and gold project in Cajamarca region held a 24-hour protest on Wednesday, only days ahead of when the government is expected to make public a review by three independent consultants on the project’s environmental viability.  The review was handed in to the government […]

Informal Miners Temporarily Suspend Protests in Madre de Dios

Informal miners in Peru’s south-eastern Madre de Dios department agreed on Thursday to temporarily lift protests that turned deadly on Wednesday, daily El Comercio reported. The head of the Madre de Dios Mining Federation, Luis Otzuka, said that illegal and informal miners will suspend protests until Monday, when they plan to […]