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In Peru, Inca descendants restore forests

In the Peruvian Andes, villagers travel from far and wide to take part in a special tree-planting ceremony each year. They want to restore once lush forests and protect their villages from landslides.Project aim: Restoring the polylepis forest in the Andes with the help of the indigenous community there Project implementation: Villagers in the region …

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‘Rainbow Mountain’ attracts tourists in Peru

Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 16,404 feet (5,000 meters) above sea level. They’re dead tired, but stunned by the magical beauty unfurled before them.Stripes of turquoise, lavender and gold blanket what has become known as “Rainbow Mountain,” a ridge of multicolored …

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Simplicity is key to protecting highland Peruvian biodiversity

After hundreds of years living with nature, some indigenous communities in Peru are feeling the heat of climate change. They are using simple methods to continue their traditional existence and prevent biodiversity loss. Project Aim: To strengthen communities in mountain regions of Peru, Nepal and Uganda through ecosystem-based adaptation Project partners: Nepal: Ministry of Environment, …

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