Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:27

Diario El Comercio

Diario El Comercio


This Peruvian daily newspaper, founded in 1839, regularly publishes influential articles on the environment. Each World Environment Day Diario el Comercio pays tribute to individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions to conservation in Peru.

Asociacion Peruana para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza

A Peruvian non-profit organisation committed to the conservation and management of biological diversity. Since its inception in 1982, APECO has conducted research projects such as conservation status for yellow-tailed monkey, penguins, shore birds, the faunal inventory of Rio Abiseo National Park, conservation and development in Lake Titicaca National Reserve.

Since 1990, a new strategy has been developed based on the concept of integrated conservation program. The first integrated conservation program that APECO has launched seeks to control the rate of deforestation and to conserve biological diversity of the mountain forest Northeast of Peru.

Monday, 18 July 2011 18:08

Pablo Sanchez

Pablo Sanchez


Mr. Sanchez has researched widely on soils and climate and initiated grassroots projects in the Cajamarca region of the Andean Mountains. The projects blend his research findings and appropriate technology with traditional farming systems.

Oficina Nacional de Evaluacion de Recursos Naturales


For the past 25 years ONERN, a government department, has promoted training and development of new technologies for integrated natural resources management in Peru.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:35

Luis Sumar Kalinowski

Luis Sumar Kalinowski

A Peruvian agronomist who reintroduced cultivation and consumption of Kiwicha, a highly nutritious staple food which was common in the Inca era. Kiwicha is now widely used in child nutrition in rural Peru. For his work, Dr. Kalinowski was awarded the Order of the Sun, Peru's National Award.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:08

Barbara d'Achille

Barbara d'Achille

The late Mrs. d'Achille was a journalist. She took part in an expedition conducted by Jacques Cousteau, which stimulated her interest in the environment. Mrs. d'Achille visited the Peruvian jungles for 18 years, opposing any depredation and campaigned for national parks and sustainable development.

In 1987, the Continental Bank honoured her with an award for creating awareness of conservation. During a mission to study the area of Huancavelica, Peru, she was attacked and murdered on 31 May 1989.

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 17:01

Pablo Amaringo

Pablo Amaringo


Pablo Amaringo, a "vegitalista" (traditional healer) turned painter, has been teaching painting to youth in Pucallpa since 1980. His Shanianisti background has helped him understand the Amazonian ecology depicted in the paintings. Paintings done by young people (aged 11 to 20 portray a rich array of plant and animal life, and have helped the inhabitants understand their environment, as well as serving a useful guide to outsiders.

Fundacion Peruana para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza

Since its inception in 1985, the Peruvian Foundation for the Conservation of nature (FPCN) has been a leader in conserving biological diversity in Peru.

Through agreements with the Peruvian Government, FPCN provides on-site management to nine of Peru's 25 protected areas. These areas make up nearly 85 per cent of the lands currently included in Peru's national system of protected areas. No other non-governmental organization (NGO) in Latin America manages as many conservation units over such a large geographic area.

FPCN has become one of the leading NGOs in Latin America working with pilot projects in sustainable forestry. FPCN is an advisor to the Ministry of Tourism and has played a major role in the establishment of Peru's national trust fund for protected areas.

In 1992, FPCN was elected to Chair the Peruvian Network of Environmental Organizations and its school campaign has reached 15,000 students via talks, videos and art concerts.

FPCN has been instrumental in drafting a proposed new national forestry law for Peru to be presented to the Peruvian Congress in 1994. FPCN has eight offices, three regional offices, and four field offices with a staff of 105.