06 Mar '12, 2pm

Innovative program seeks to safeguard Peruvian Amazon from impacts of Inter-Oceanic Highway via @mongabay

Innovative program seeks to safeguard Peruvian Amazon from impacts of Inter-Oceanic Highway via @mongabay

Tourism for biodiversity in Tambopata (02/27/2012) Research and exploration in the Neotropics are extraordinary, life-changing experiences. In the past two decades, a new generation of collaborative projects has emerged throughout Central and South America to provide access to tropical biodiversity. Scientists, local naturalists, guides, students and travelers now have the chance to mingle and share knowledge. Fusion programs offering immersion in tropical biology, travel, ecological field work, and adventure often support local wilderness preservation, inspire and educate visitors. New rainforest and indigenous reserve established in Peru (02/07/2012) On February 4th, the Peruvian government and a small indigenous group created a new Amazon reserve, dubbed the Maijuna Reserve. Located in northeastern Peru, the 390,000 hectare (970,000 acres) reserve is larger than Califor...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0306-king_arbio_interview.html

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