Peru

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October 2015
Peru

The implementation of metro line 2, now under way, will provide a modern, 35 kilometer mass transit axis linking major population and job centers in Lima, the capital of Peru, with Callao to the west, the country’s chief seaport and international airport. Integrated with the Lima-Callao region’s existing public transport network, line 2 will create a major corridor that will improve the accessibility of jobs, services, and markets for 2.3 million people and provide a backbone for more efficient urban development.

9 October 2017
Peru

Indigenous leaders say operations in the remote Amazon violate rights and risk fatal epidemics

There are more indigenous peoples living in “isolation” in Peru than any country in the world except Brazil. All live in the Amazon - the majority in poorly-protected reserves, or areas where reserves have been proposed but never established, or “protected natural areas” such as national parks.

Project duration
January 2013 to January 2015
Project value
USD 1300000
Donors

The overall goal of the U.S. Government in providing technical support and training under the Addressing Biodiversity-Social Conflict in Latin America (ABC-LA) program is to improve indigenous/minority community and local/regional governmental capacities to better address conflicts (potential and on-going) in the extractives sector that may negatively impact areas of significant biodiversity, thus leading to greater inclusion of marginalized groups.

8 September 2017
Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders

Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru.

Peru

No es ninguna novedad que uno de los principales problemas históricos que tiene nuestro país sea la ocupación desordenada que hemos tenido sobre nuestro territorio. El Estado no ha podido hasta el momento diseñar una organización política y territorial clara que busque enfrentar la diversa problemática que se desprende como consecuencias de ese desorden.

Peru

Por Milton López

 

Este año el Perú está lejos de ganarle la batalla a la deforestación. El Proyecto de Monitoreo de la Amazonía Andina (MAAP por su sigla en inglés) calculó, con la ayuda de imágenes satelitales y de las alertas tempranas GLAD, que se han perdido 15,000 hectáreas de bosques desde enero hasta julio de 2017.