Cultural and Travel News Peru

Amarakaeri Reserve Wins Sustainability Award

Tuesday July 19, 2016

The Amarakaeri Communal Reserve in the area called Madre de Dios has created a project called ´´Economy and Forest: Strengthening Indigenous Communities and Creating Sustainable Producers in America.´´

This is a project that focuses on harvesting chestnuts in a way that doesn´t use deforestation and strengthens the surrounding community. Located in Manu, the reserve is one of the largest communal reserves in Peru. Like most places in the Amazon, it boasts a high biodiversity.

This award was given by a global network called Canopy Bridge (more…)

Who wants more chocolate? Peru´s cocoa exports expand

Tuesday July 05, 2016

Over the last four years, Peru´s cocoa exports have increased by 250%. Specifically, organic cocoa shipments have grown by 400%. This drastic increase in cocoa shipments shows just how much both the product and Peru have grown over the years.

The cocoa that is produced in Peru is unique because there is only one variety of it. Furthermore, the Deputy Director for International Promotion, Jose Quiñonez, asserted that all of Peru´s cocoa products meet the standards for environmental sustainability.

Peru Celebrates National Ceviche Day

Thursday June 30, 2016

On Wednesday June 28th, Peruvians celebrated ceviche day all across Peru. Being the country´s national dish, it is the favorite of many.

The Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Juan Requejo, announced the statistic that over 70% of people that prepare ceviche in Lima make it with bluefish.

The most common blue and white fish caught in Peru are dolphinfish and hake. Most families prepare ceviche with these options because they are available and affordable. (more…)

Food Critics React after the Gastronomy Event in Lima

Tuesday April 19, 2016

On April 12th and 13th, the 1st International Gastronomy Congress took place in Lima. The Senior Editor of Food Inspiration offers his opinions on the burgeoning subject of food, not only in Peru but on an international level.

Frank Linder, the Senior Editor, asserts that food is becoming more political. He insists that by looking at ingredients, portion sizes, preparation styles, etc, that much can be said about what´s going on behind the scenes in a country´s politics.

Even a person´s lifestyle can be pinpointed by observing the food that they eat and the restaurants that they choose. (more…)

Peru Protects Manu National Park

Wednesday March 02, 2016

Manu National Park is one of Peru´s Natural Heritage of Humanity Sites. Many tourists come to the area to explore, see the landscape, and experience the many animals.

Recently, Peru´s State-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp) instigated a measure to protect Manu National Park.

The law intends to minimize tourism activities in the National Park. Tourism will continue in this area, but with more care and with an attitude of sustainability. (more…)

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