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new mammal menagerie uncovered in remote Peruvian cloud forest

Every year scientists describe around 18,000 new species, but mammals make up less than half a percent of those. Yet mammal surprises remain: deep in the remote Peruvian Andes, scientists have made an incredible discovery: a rich cloud forest and alpine grassland ecosystem that may be home to no less than eight new mammal species.

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new mammal menagerie uncovered in remote Peruvian cloud forest

Source: MongaBay, Sat October 20, 2012
Every year scientists describe around 18,000 new species, but mammals make up less than half a percent of those. Yet mammal surprises remain: deep in the remote Peruvian Andes, scientists have made an incredible discovery: a rich cloud forest and alpine grassland ecosystem that may be home to no less than eight new mammal species.

Peru Aims To End Child Labour

Source: BBC, Wed May 30, 2012
President Ollanta Humala recently promised that he would fight for the complete eradication of child labour.

Peru is latest developing nation to adopt climate change initiative

Source: Chicago Tribune, Sat April 28, 2012
Peru became the latest developing country to enact a domestic climate change initiative in the absence of a binding global pact, adopting a resolution on Thursday to lower carbon emissions in its fast-growing economy.

GM crops banned in Peru

Source: Farmers Guardian, Wed March 14, 2012
In a bid to protect its local food producers, the country has approved a law establishing a moratorium on income and production of genetically modified organisms.

New rainforest and indigenous reserve established in Peru

Source: MongaBay, Thu February 09, 2012
On February 4th, the Peruvian government and a small indigenous group created a new Amazon reserve, dubbed the Maijuna Reserve. Located in northeastern Peru, the 390,000 hectare (970,000 acres) reserve is larger than California's Yosemite National Park and over three times the size of Hong Kong.

Peru president signs indigenous rights act into law

Source: MongaBay, Thu September 08, 2011
Peru's new president, Ollanta Humala, has signed into law a measure requiring that indigenous groups are consulted prior to any mining, logging, or oil and gas projects on their land.

Peru approves ‘historic’ indigenous rights law

Source: Survival International, Wed August 24, 2011
On Tuesday night, Peru’s Congress unanimously approved a ‘historic’ new law that guarantees indigenous people’s right to free, prior and informed consent to any projects affecting them and their lands.

Peru moves to shut down illegal gold miners in Amazon

Source: BBC, Sun February 20, 2011
Peru has sent the security forces to destroy river dredgers used by illegal gold miners in the country's south-eastern Amazon region of Madre de Dios.

New fish species found deep below ocean surface

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sat October 16, 2010
Scientists have discovered a new species of fish living almost 4 1/2 miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

Peru’s president revokes civil war atrocities amnesty

Source: The Guardian, Tue September 14, 2010
Peru's government has revoked what was effectively an amnesty for officials and soldiers accused of atrocities during a civil war, following a storm of protest led by the novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.

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