Tuesday October 06, 2015

The new convention center in Lima was opened on Thursday by Peruvian president Ollanta Humala. He said that the center will have a direct effect on tourism in the area as it will hold important international events.

This new location for events will put Peru in the position of being a logistics hub in Latin America. It will provide the infrastructure and equipment to hold these large events as well as the capacity to hold 10,000 people at a time. It has a total of 18 halls which each be divided into two. The center is set on an impressive area of 10,676 sq. m; and in total the whole complex covers around 84,700 sq. m (more…)

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Peru wants action to Fight Climate Change Impact

Monday October 05, 2015

In order to mitigate climate changes in Peru, the Peruvian Ministry of Environment has launched a series of programs to flight the lower availability of water in the Peruvian highlands. Minster Gabriel Quijandria told the Andina news agency that he is consdering accessing the UN Green Climate Fund to finance those projects. Quijandria wans to create a project port folio that will allow Peru to become one of the first countries to access the funds of the Green Climate Fund, that relies on global capital. (more…)

Peru Among Top 4 Countries for Tourism Investment

Thursday October 01, 2015

With Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, the beautiful beaches of the north, and the country’s lively gastronomic scene, tourists know that there’s no losing when it comes to traveling to Peru. And now investors are taking note, ranking Peru in the top four Latin American countries most attractive to tourism investment, along with Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

The president of the South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference 2015, Arturo Garcia Rosa, said that Peru is among the best in Latin America for attracting investment to develop tourism. (more…)

Photographer set up a camera trap in the Peruvian Amazon, with amazing results

Monday September 28, 2015

The wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer set up a camera trap in the Peruvian Amazon and within four weeks was able to capture photos of rare animals many photographers could be waiting years to spot. With a fairly simple setup of an infrared trigger, a camera, and 2 flashes. He set up his camera on a well-used path near the river, every time an animal passed by they would break the infrared signal in turn setting off the camera. He was able to capture photos of animals such as pumas, mini jaguars, giant armadillos, tapirs, and peccaries. (more…)

Good news for the preservation of the Nazca Lines

Monday September 28, 2015

The Nazca Lines in Peru face a number of threats which can be difficult to deal with as they are spread over a vast expanse of desert. The threats are also wide ranging, including damage by activists, damage cause by Dakar Rally vehicles, land invasions and illegal mining, amongst others.

The good news is that the Lines and efforts to protect them have recently received a boost in the form of a $150,000 grant from the United States’ Ambassador’s Fund. (more…)

Cholita the real life Paddington is freed from captivity

Tuesday September 08, 2015

After a 3 day journey across Peru Cholita the 25 year old spectacle bear, who has spent nearly all of her life in captivity in a circus in northern Peru, has been rehoused in a custom built enclosure in the Tambopata reserve in the Amazon Cloud Forest – the natural habitat for Spectacled bears.

When the organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) found Cholita she was in a very bad condition, she had her fingers cut down to stumps to remove her claws and her teeth were broken (more…)

Machu Picchu to pair with town in Japan

Tuesday September 08, 2015

After many years of searching for the perfect match, it has been decided that Machu Picchu will pair with the town of Otama in Japan. The twin town project which was first conceived after the Second World War to foster good relations between nations continues to promote trade and tourism, and more recently is used to help form international business links.

Otama is a small town in the Fukushima region of Japan which has a special link with Machu Picchu dating back nearly 100 years. (more…)

Vicuñas could be at risk from El Niño

Saturday September 05, 2015

Vicuñas are a one of the 6 camelids native to Peru, they are known as the wild ancestor of the domesticated alpaca. The Incas valued the soft fine fiber of the Vicuña so much that they made it against the law for anyone but royalty to wear garments made from the wool. Now they are the national animal of Peru and are represented on the coat of arms.

Both in the time of the Incas and nowadays the vicuña are protected by law, but sadly in the period after the decline of the Incas they were heavily hunted and in 1947 only about 6,000 animals remained. (more…)

Yet another new species discovered near Machu Picchu.

Friday September 04, 2015

Peru is one of the most bio diverse countries in the world. With this is mind it is not surprising that new species are discovered all the time. Most recently, three new species of orchid have been discovered near Machu Picchu. Peru is already known to be home to about 10% of the world’s orchid species so the new discovery will add to the list which already counts about 3,000 of the 30,000 known species.

The new species have been named Epidendrum Ochoa, Epidendrum Incahuamanii and Epidendrum Mormontoy (after their discoverers). (more…)

Paddington Bear is the First Movie in 2015 to Sell 1 Million Copies

Monday August 31, 2015

Paddington Bear first captured children´s imaginations in 1958 with his funny hat, old suitcase and love of marmalade. And According to the success of his latest film he continues to do so.

The polite Peruvian bear and his latest adventure have been so popular that it was the first DVD of 2015 to sell 1 million copies. It was released in the cinemas in November 2014 taking an impressive £37,878,025 at the UK Box Office, currently the film has taken in $263 million worldwide and Japan is yet to release in 2016.

Aid sent to Peru regions hit by extreme cold weather

Thursday August 27, 2015

The recent harsh cold weather that has hit the Andes of Peru has been very difficult for the local people. The government has put in place multiple measures to try to reduce the risk for the families living in the region and even the European Union Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) had added an extra €127 200 to help the areas most affected by the extreme cold.

The aid will be sent to the families living in the Ananea Quilcapuncu, Sina and Putina, districts in the San Antonio de Putina province, region of Puno over a period of 3 months. (more…)

Peruvian farmers using ancient techniques to improve their crops

Monday August 24, 2015

An article The Guardian entitled: The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems has noted Peru along with India and Kenya who’s farmers are using ancient techniques in the modern world to help solve problems caused by the weather.

The farmers of the highlands that join Peru and Boliva have managed to survive the altitude and harsh conditions for thousands of years. They have to endure bitter cold and extremely harsh sun at an altitude of 4000 meters and above. As scientists have predicted that the weather is likely to become even more unpredictable farmers have decided to take steps to protect their vulnerable crops. (more…)

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