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December 5, 2014

Peru’s 1.35 million hectare Cordillera Azul National Park (PNCAZ) has been approved for the Amazon’s largest loan by a private investment fund, secured by carbon credits to promote forest conservation and sustainable agro-forestry.

The deal was unveiled by Peru’s Environment Vice-Minister, Gabriel Quijandría, the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, and the Sernanp director, Pedro Gamboa, in a joint announcement at the U.N. climate talks.

The loan, extended by the Luxembourg-based Althelia Climate Fund and secured by more than 8 million carbon credits, will be used to fund park conservation operations of the Center for Conservation, Research and Management of Natural Areas (CIMA), which is the institution that holds the 20-year management contract with the Peruvian park authority, Sernanp. Under this deal their work will now include the promotion of profitable yet sustainable livelihood activities such as coffee and cacao production, working with farmer cooperatives on the borders of the park.

December 3, 2014

A lot of expectation was created around the Amazon Gold documentary screening, which shows the cruel reality of the illegal mined gold in Madre de Dios, Peru.

The documentary was seen on December 2nd at the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) in two different venues: at noon for the general public at Vivero auditorium, and in the afternoon at Pentagonito for environmental leaders.

November 7, 2014

The US ambassador in Peru, Brian A. Nichols, launched on November 6th the Social Capital and Community Forest Management Project in Pucallpa. The project aims to improve the conditions of indigenous population of Ucayali in community forest management, in order to conserve their natural resources and biodiversity.

October 16, 2014

With a colorful photography exhibition, last October 11th was launched the Believe in the Purus-Manu’s magic campaign, that seeks to strength the conservation of this natural corridor.

The photo exhibition is at the Peruvian Zoo Parque de las Leyendas until November 2nd.  The exhibit features photographs of the Purus-Manu Corridor, which includes the Peruvian regions of Ucayali, Cusco y Madre de Dios, and show their beautiful landscapes, exotic animals and amazing plants.

October 3, 2014

Last October 1st was the National Day of Cocoa and Chocolate in Peru, and this was the perfect occasion to prize the work of ten Peruvian producers of cocoa, who were awarded with The Search for Peru’s Golden Cocoa 2014 (Buscando el Cacao de Oro del Perú 2014), in recognition for cultivating the finest, flavored and aromatic cocoa beans of the country.

September 22, 2014

Peruvian agriculture researchers will receive the support of experts from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) thanks to the Cooperative Research Project on Climate Change and Agriculture, which was signed today.

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