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A Biodiversity Hotspot Of Amphibians And Reptiles Discovered In Peru
2014-02-20 13:32:29

[ Watch the Video: Tracking Biodiversity in a Global Hotspot ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Biologists from several universities say Peru’s Manu National Park is the world’s top biodiversity hotspot for reptiles and amphibians. Manu National Park includes the lowland Amazonian rain forest, a high-altitude cloud forest and an Andean grassland east of Cuzco. It was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Preserve in 1977 and a World Heritage Site in 1987. The...

Gold Mining Increased In Peru
2013-10-28 15:55:37

Carnegie Institution For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. The team combined field surveys with airborne mapping and high-resolution satellite monitoring to show that the geographic extent of mining has increased 400% from 1999 to 2012 and that the average annual rate of forest loss has tripled since the Great Recession of 2008. Until this study, thousands of small,...

2012-10-22 11:22:14

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services announced the validation of the Madre de Dios Carbon Offset Project under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), thereby allowing the project to generate carbon credits that will finance the protection of key Peruvian rainforest habitat. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) "We are proud to have been a part of the Madre de Dios REDD project," said Robert J. Hrubes, Executive Vice...

2012-09-07 10:21:14

PEORIA, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Minerals Inc. (OTC: VKMD) today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement for a 60% interest ownership stake in a known gold-producing property in the district of Miraflores, province and department of Lima, Peru. "We have taken this step so that we can position Viking Minerals Inc. to be turned into a fully producing Gold Mining Company. The company has undertaken extensive due diligence on the property. We have been...

2012-07-25 06:21:25

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has announced the validation of Peru's first Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) carbon offset project. The project will use revenue generated from the sale of carbon credits to prevent illegal deforestation on 290,695 hectares of Peruvian rainforest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-a) The Madre de Dios forestland has been jeopardized by...

2011-04-20 12:53:37

Deforestation in parts of the Peruvian Amazon has increased six-fold in recent years as small-scale miners, driven by record gold prices, blast and clear more of the lowland rainforest, according to a new Duke University-led study. The study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE, combined NASA satellite imagery spanning six years with economic analyses of gold prices and mercury imports to document the forces responsible for deforestation in Peru's biologically diverse Madre de Dios...

2009-11-17 05:00:00

As deadline approaches, tensions rise again in the Peruvian Amazon SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent letter to Hunt Oil Company President Ray Hunt, the Native Federation of the Rio Madre de Dios (FENAMAD) gave Hunt until this week to leave the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve in the southern Peruvian Amazon as a condition to continuing any further talks. "Having peacefully exhausted all protest, without receiving any answer, we hereby communicate that we have...

2008-10-08 12:00:27

Global Gold Corporation (OTCBB: GBGD) (www.globalgoldcorp.com) announced today that it has concluded a review of its options with the termination of the July 31, 2008 agreement to sell all of its Chilean Operations to a private company. As a result, it has recommenced plans to bring the Madre de Dios property into production within the next eight months and that it has entered into an agreement to sell all of the Company's interest in its Chiloe and Ipun island properties in Chile to its...

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2008-07-17 09:00:00

By Gregory Dicum This is not how one thinks of Peru. I opened my eyes without moving on the soft desert floor. A perfect orange sun was rising over a distant ridge, its undulations mirroring the mound where I had rolled out my sleeping bag the night before. My ears hummed in the silence. All around me, in dawn-lighted tans, whites and stripes of purple and orange, wind-sculptured forms extended in the limpid desert air. I saw no people; no signs of life at all. All of Peru's coast is arid,...