Turning Point For Peru’s Forests? Norway And Germany Put Muscle And Money Behind Agreement

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

Turning point for Peru’s forests? Norway and Germany put muscle and money behind ambitious agreement

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
September 24, 2014

<name=”publish”> This article was produced under the Global Forest Reporting Network and can be re-published on your web site or blog or in your magazine, newsletter, or newspaper under these terms.

Norway pledges $300 million if Peru tackles deforestation crisis by 2021

From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world’s most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside world. And even as scientists have identified tens-of-thousands of species that make their homes from the leaf litter to the canopy, many thousands more remain undiscovered and nameless.

Yet Peru’s forests are facing a barrage of threats: unscrupulous oil and gas companies, illegal logging, conversion for agriculture, massive road…

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