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A new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), GRID-Arendal and the Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN) recommends that adapting to climate change in the tropical Andes requires a regional strategy that must...

The largest chain of tropical mountains in the world, comprising thirty peaks higher than 6000 meters above sea level, is the Cordillera Blanca; located in Ancash, Peru. In 1975, the Huascaran National Park was created, covering the entirety of this Cordillera over 4000 m.a.s.l....

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — the biggest private supporter of conservation in the world’s largest rainforest — has pledged another $100 million toward efforts to establish and support protected areas across the Andes-Amazon landscape.

The five-year commitment,...

As stated in a recent Fun Fact Friday article about potatoes, the tasty tubers might be grown all over the world today, but they originated in Peru between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago....

The Andes mountain range defines the topography of the South American countries of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and provides vital ecosystem services to the region. These mountains host more than 99% of the world’s tropical glaciers and are essential in supplying water...

This is an interview with Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Postdoctoral Fellow at World Agroforestry Centre, about her research project in the Apurimac region of the Peruvian Andes.

  1. In your own words, what is this project about?

The objective of...

En el marco de las celebraciones por los 50 años de la presencia de la Cooperación Belga en el Perú, 5 entidades de cooperación Belgas: ADG, AUTRE TERRE, SOS FAIM, TRIAS y VECO ANDINO; y 3 organizaciones agrarias peruanas: CONVEAGRO, Junta Nacional de Café y Alianza de Organizaciones...

Trudging along the bank of a shallow creek in the Peruvian Amazon, Catherine Rigsby sinks knee-deep in mud. She calmly shimmies out of the muck, then grabs a branch lying on the bank for a walking stick. As stingless bees buzz around her head and macaws screech in the trees above, the...

Part of the Andes mountain range, Aconcagua is the second highest of the Seven Summits, behind only Mount Everest in Asia. At 22,837 feet (6,961 meters), not only is it the highest mountain in South America, it is the tallest peak in all of the Americas as well as the Southern and...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that 20 to 30 percent of the world's species are likely to be at increased risk of extinction as a result of climate change. Other estimates have suggested that 15 to 37 percent of species may be committed to...

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