Peruvian government will investigate illegal logging along the Peru-Brazil border. The investigation follows after the murder of four indigenous leaders two weeks ago. The killings are supposedly conducted by loggers.
A team of scientists from Peru and Mexico discovered recently a living mammal that was supposed to be extinct for almost 400 years. They found the animal close to Peru’s famous Machu Picchu. The rediscovered animal has the suitable name Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat.
Until before, everything they knew about the species was linked to a couple of skulls found in Incan pottery in 1912.
They believed the species was extinct until they photographed in 2009 a mammal that seemed to be a Machu Picchu arboreal alive. After a long search, the scientists were able to discover a living one, which confirmed that the species actually never was extinct.
In Conservation Biology they call this type of rediscoveries the Lazarus effect, after the Biblical character.
This is not everything. The group of scientists believe they discovered as well at least six new species: another mammal, a lizard and four frogs.
Till the 19th of September there is a film festival in New York City dedicated to Peruvian film makers. This fifth edition focusses on the Peruvian archaeological heritage. The free event shows documentaries and narrative features as well as video-art installations and concerts of Andean music.
Paola Bustamante, Peru’s Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, announced that Peru will send government officials abroad to share some successful experiences in the reduction of chronic child malnutrition. After requests of other countries Peruvian government decided to do so. (more…)
On Wednesday, 31 male and 10 female foreigners were detained in Lima. The group of 42 consists of people from Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Austria and France. They were caught by the police in areas such as Miraflores, San Isidro and central Lima. (more…)
It took two years of extensive renovations for the archaeological museum Tucume to reopen. Located in Lambayeque in the North of Peru, the museum now has more space and more modern features. It hopes to increase the number of visitors, domestic and foreign. (more…)
Will Peruvians get easier access to the European Schengen countries? Peru is waiting for approval from the European nations. Before a definite answer is given the European Union is looking at a report that addresses issues such as immigration, economic benefits of tourism and trade, as well as the diplomatic relations between Peru and the EU. (more…)
Today the Mistura Gastronomic Fair 2014 will be officially opened. A special ceremony will be held at the fairgrounds in Costa Verde, district of Magdalena. The inaugural event will take place in the Grand Auditorium and, just like in previous editions, the presence of the President, Ollanta Humala, first lady Nadine Heredia and other authorities are expected. (more…)
The Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) has some illuminating ideas in store to reach consumers of avocadoes in the USA. According to PAC, websites such as Pinterest and Instagram will be used to hold recipe contests to encourage the consumption of the Peruvian avocado. (more…)