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Collection of old Peru Documentaries (1936 to 1949)
History of Peru TinTinTinTin Updated February 19, 2020 5853   9   1   0   0  
We managed to get our hands on a few beautiful rare documentaries and amateur films about Peru, its people, key cities, selected sites of archaeological importance and customs. The selected material is dated between 1936 and 1949. As you can imagine the film equipment in some of the earlier pieces was very basic and the...
The Peruvian capital Lima is the 3rd worst congested city in the world. Drivers are stuck in traffic up to double the time a trip would take without the chaos on the roads.
Economy News SunflowerSunflower Updated June 05, 2019 5277   0   1   0   0  
TomTom, the Dutch multinational developer and creator of navigation technology and consumer electronics, released the TomTom Traffic Index 2018 which provides statistics and information about congestion levels in 403 cities across 56 countries on 6 continents. And the Peruvian capital Lima is among the top 3 worst congested cities in the world.
Peru accupies postion 7 on the list of countries with the largest deforestation in the world in 2018
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower Updated May 02, 2019 1953   0   1   0   0  
In another great attempt at nature conservation Peru upgraded at the beginning of 2018 the Yaguas National Reserve - one of the largest virgin primary rainforests of the world located in the Loreto Region - to a National Park which covers more than 868,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest and is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 500...
Largest solar power plant in Peru inaugurated
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower Updated March 26, 2018 3907   0   1   0   0  
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), the Peruvian renewable energy subsidiary of the Italian multinational electricity and gas giant, started operations at its Rubi solar power plant in Moquegua in southern Peru.
The municipality of Surco, Lima uses the wood of trees that have to be cut down to make lovely large sculptures which are exhibited on the streets of the district; photo: Municipality of Surco
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower Updated September 06, 2017 3870   0   1   0   0  
During colonial times often referred to as the “City of Gardens”, today the Peruvian capital Lima could rather be name city of concrete, asphalt, dirt and dust. Accessible green urban spaces and trees are rare and mainly concentrated in the “better” districts such as San Isidro, Miraflores and San Borja.
The municipality of San Isidro in Lima launches a composting pilot project collecting organic waste and transforming it into valuable compost; photo: Municipality San Isidro
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower Updated June 13, 2017 3623   0   1   0   0  
For years the different municipalities of Lima encourage their citizens to recycle glass, paper, plastics, metals and tetra pak packages by placing recycling containers throughout the districts and distributing free garbage bags for recyclable materials that are picked up weekly.
Planting trees in Lima as part of the "Planta un arbol nace un vida" campaign; photo: serpar
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower Updated May 23, 2017 2541   0   1   0   0  
Lima with its approx. 10 million inhabitants is the world’s second largest desert city. And while the richer districts try to outdo each other with lovely parks and green areas, most of the Peruvian capital, especially the poorer areas on the outskirts, consists of lots of concrete, shantytowns and dry and dusty wasteland– green spaces don’t exist or are...
Greenpeace activist Wolfgang Sadik sentenced to prison on probation for entering and damaging Peru's famous Nazca Lines
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower Updated December 07, 2017 5247   0   1   0   0  
During the UN climate summit in Lima in 2014 a group of Greenpeace activists laid out a banner which read “Time for Change! The future is Renewable” next to the famous humming bird geoglyph of the iconic Nazca Lines causing not only irreversible damage to the sensible, age-old UNESCO World Heritage site, but also sparking a global outcry. ...
Be part of the Global Big Day 2017, support the conservation of birds and help Peru to become the Birding Champion for the third time in a row
Events & Entertainment SunflowerSunflower Updated May 23, 2017 2429   0   1   0   0  


Event Date:
13 May 2017
How many and which species of birds can people across the globe spot in a single day? This question will be answered on May 13, 2017 when the 3rd edition of the Global Big Day kicks off in over 150 countries. And you can be part of it.
Dengue fever transmitting mosquitos found throughout Lima
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower Updated April 30, 2017 6794   0   1   0   0  
The Peruvian Ministry of Health informed that in all districts of Lima Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species transmitting dengue fever, chikungunya fever, zika and other diseases have been found.
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