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Peru Aims To Plant 40 Million Trees by February 20 To Mitigate Climate Change

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Reacting to “green” specialists stating little could be done to avoid average global climate to raise by 2 degrees Celsius, the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture is aiming to plant 40 million trees nationwide in a project that has been planned for months, as El Comercio newspaper reports.

The areas targeted for plantation were carefully selected according to the quality of the soil and water. The government expects capturing around 573,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year from this project.

What is relevant about this project, in addition to its “green” benefits, is that it will generate about 128,000 temporary jobs in the first quarter, and even business behind the fact that the cost per ton to develop “clean” mechanisms or carbon bonds around the world is 12 Euros and considering you can capture more than 25 tons of carbon dioxide from 1,000 trees.

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Written by Catherine Castro

January 8, 2009 at 9:32 am

Staying Green: Peru’s Commitment to Global Environmental Sustainability

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forestIn the search for global environmental sustainability, Peru is a key player in protection of tropical forests. In fact, Peru has the fourth largest area of tropical forest in the world after Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia.

As a BBC Latin America news article states, the Peruvian government has committed to US$ 5 million a year in its fight to preserve climate change via the presevation of its tropical forests. The government has calculated that Peru needs about US$ 25 million a year for the next 10 years to be able to save or conserve initially at least 54 million hectares of forest, which could rise to 60 million.

So on your next trip to Peru, a wonderful diversity of tropical forests awaits you. But please be mindful of the need to preserve them in a clean and safe way to ensure we provide the best this world can offer to our future generations.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 8, 2008 at 12:08 am

Lost City More Than 1,000 Years Old Found in the Jungle of Northern Peru’s Amazon

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chachapoyas-peru-4_1126226cA city has been found in the northern jungle area of Peru’s Amazon dated more than 1,000 years old belonging to the ancient Chachapoya tribe, as UK newspaper The Telegraph reports.

This tribe is said to have been beaten into submission by the mighty Incas in 1475, and eventually wiped out by small pox and other diseases brought by the Europeans.

The discovery also includes very-well kept ancient ceramics and undisturbed burial sites.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 4, 2008 at 12:36 am