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Home to the origin of the mighty Amazon River, the rainforests of Peru are some of the most important in the world, with high concentrations of biodiversity and large intact areas remaining. Ranking only behind Russia, Canada, and Brazil in the size of its frontier forests, Peru has more than 133 million acres of old growth rainforest, representing 57 percent of the country’s original forest cover. [more]

Peru Links:

  • APECA Peru - APECA Peru is a non-profit organization promoting education and conservation amongst river communities in the Amazonia region of Peru.
  • Brazil Nut Home Page - A project of the Amazon Conservation Team, aims to increase the viability of Brazil nuts as a non-timber forest product. Project site is in Peru.
  • FRONTLINE/World 'A Gamble in the Jungle' - 'A Gamble in the Jungle' FRONTLINE/World report on the Camisea gasline project and the area's indigenous peoples.
  • Landsat NASA Pathfinder Humid Tropical Deforestation Project - Maps tropical deforestation in Peru.
  • Living Edens: Manu, Peru's Hidden Rainforest - Learn about the animals and indigenous tribes that populate the Manu region of Peru.
  • Peru's Transoceanic Highway and the Rainforest - NPR/National Geographic Society report on the effects of road-building in Peru's Amazonian rainforest.
  • Peru, Coca Trade, and Environment - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Plants of the Machiguenga - An ethnobotanical study of eastern Peru.
  • Rainforest Conservation Fund - RCF funds and manages the 800,000 acre Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Community Reserve near Iquitos, Peru.
  • The Amazon Project - A unique electric art gallery of paintings sold to protect the rainforest environment.
  • The Glory and Future of Peru's Manu Rainforest - NPR/National Geographic Society Radio Expedition.
  • World Rainforest Movement: Peru - Index of articles on Peru's rainforests from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.

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