New data from Jaguar Connection, a corporate responsibility initiative of the Latin American energy company ISA, indicates that the number of jaguars living in Peru has dwindled down to 22,000 — only half of what the number would be in the absence of illegal poaching of the rare animal.
Peru’s Supreme Court has ruled against one family’s claim that they are the rightful owners of a huge swath of the Machu Picchu national park.
A recent article published by TripAdvisor detailing the top 25 destinations in South America lists a whopping five sites in Peru. This is quite an impressive feat, considering that among twelve countries, Peru accounts for 20% of the best travel destinations. This gives Peru the second most destinations on the list, while Brazil tops it with eight destinations.
Peru’s National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP) has approved a bid by the Department of Cusco to have Ausangate recognized as a Regional Conservation Area. The only step remaining to make Ausangate‘s status official is approval by the Ministry of the Environment and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
Amid rising levels of pollution, the district of Machu Picchu has a new strategy for keeping itself clean in a sustainable way: converting organic waste into fertilizer.