Friday, 18 January 2013 10:40
We thought to keep everyone up to date on what's happening here in Peru we would start a new feature on the blog. Every Friday we will post news links to interesting websites and articles that highlight Peru. Enjoy this first batch of Peru stories!
Despite Peru's many challenges, Peruvians are amongst the world's happiest and most hopeful people. Experience this energy for yourself, and help turn hope into action to improve the lives of Peruvians by volunteering with us! (peruthisweek.com)
Two stories highlighting environmental progress here in Peru. First, Lake Titicaca National Reserve is awarded for its environmental education efforts in local communities. Educating the children of Peru is key to protecting Peru's natural wonders for future generations- so way to go! (Andina.com.pe)
Second, new proposed legislation aims to protect the endangered Andean Condor in Colca Canyon with stricter punishments for those caught poaching the emblematic birds. (peruviantimes.com)
On the coast, Archaeologists are uncovering an Incan road that leads to the beach. It is thought that the Inca people used the road to collect precious shells from the sandy shoreline. Hopefully these studies will protect the ancient trail from further damage.(peruthisweek.com)
Lastly, on a lighter note, it is the rainy season here in Cusco, which does have its upsides. Cusco Eats profiles the blooming flowers that brighten up our currently gray skies. (cuzcoeats.com)
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out our Volunteer programs and travel packages which will allow you to experience the beauty of Peru in person!