The director of Andes Amazon Fund analyzes and highlights the successes and failures of the government is ending and notes with concern the proposals of the government that is about to begin.[:]
Peruvian presidential candidates spur concerns among environmentalists
Peru will have a new president and, until now, the environment has not been one of the fundamental topics of the public debate.
Unpunished Excesses: Follow the environmental trail of extractive industries in Peru
“Unpunished Excesses” is an investigative series developed by Convoca from the construction and analysis of the first database on the environmental obligations of the large mining and oil industry.
Peru: More budget to expand intervention against wildlife rabies in Loreto
The current budget of the regional government of Loreto is not enough to expand and strengthen preventive action against wildlife rabies in the province of Datem del Marañón, said Deputy Minister of Public Health, Percy Minaya.
Indigenous organizations and NGOs warn of threat of deforestation for oil palm
They warn with a statement of the fierce advance of deforestation for oil palm, and they claim that Peru’s government institutions are not fulfilling their duties of control and supervision..
Peru’s enviornmental agency will receive a reduced budget without proper legal basis
Due to access to public information, it is known that Peru’s Evaluation and Environmental Control Agency (OEFA) requested a budget of 166 260 160 nuevos soles but, according to the draft budget approved by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), they were only allocated 130 260 160 nuevos soles.
Agência Pública: Mouths shut in Belo Monte- lack of dialogue and transparency
Lorraine Fleury notes that the Xingu Vivo group never agreed to discuss the plant’s construction. A different stance from that of the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), for example, which has a greater historical dialogue with the PT party and with the federal government.
Trust.org: To cut carbon emissions, give communities rights to forest land
Communities are far more likely to stop trees being cut down than governments or business, found research issued by the World Resources Institute (WRI).
Canada.com: Illegal miners in Peru plagued by fear of repression
Peru’s government declared all informal mining illegal and began a crackdown. It raided the older boom town of Huepetuhe, dynamiting backhoes, trucks and generators. In La Pampa, miners fear they are next.
Forbes: Was Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam A Bad Idea?
The world’s third largest hydroelectric dam is currently being built in the Amazon of Brazil. For the government, Belo Monte is a necessity. For roughly 20,000 people living in the Altamira region of Para State, it is the end of life as they knew it.