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 Amazon Center for Environmental Education and ResearchAmazon Center for Environmental Education and Research
Provides information about ACEER's activities in research, education and land husbandry in the Upper Amazon Basin, near Iquitos, where it owns 250,000 acres of rainforest.
 Amazon River DolphinsAmazon River Dolphins
An extensive, well presented study on Amazon River Dolphins in the northern Peruvian Amazon, incorporating background information, field notes, graphics, maps and scientific research. Prepared by educators, students and grad students. Lesson plans available.
 Anchovy Depletion and TradeAnchovy Depletion and Trade
Case study from the Trade Environment Database, part of the Mandala Projects at American University. Focuses on trade as an agent of globalization.
 Coca Trade and EnvironmentCoca Trade and Environment
Case study from the Trade Environment Database, part of the Mandala Projects at American University. Explores the ecological impact of drug trafficking on the Amazon.
 CREES: Rainforest Education and Research CenterCREES: Rainforest Education and Research Center
Education and research programmes for improved sustainable natural resource management and co-operative conservation strategies in tropical environments. Based in Cusco.
 El NiñoEl Niño
Discusses short and long term environmental effects on army tactical decision of this current off the Peruvian coast. With links to other information. U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center.
 Guano TradeGuano Trade
Analyses the history and impact of guano mining and commerce in the 19th and early 20th century, as part of the Trade Environment Database (TED) at American University.
 Ilzro Raps Peru (IRP)Ilzro Raps Peru (IRP)
Operates in the Amazon Basin of Peru and implements rural electrification programs using renewable energies.
 Information Technology in PeruInformation Technology in Peru
Jeffrey Bernstein pulls together a broad, current picture of information technology and its impact on the country.
 International Potato Center - CIPInternational Potato Center - CIP
Seeking to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific research and related activities on potato, sweetpotato, other root and tuber crops, and on the improved management of natural resources in the Andes and other mountain areas.
 Life and Times of J. Francis MacbrideLife and Times of J. Francis Macbride
Information about the U.S. botanist (1892-1976) and his ground-breaking Flora of Peru series. Excerpts from his travel journal with photos (1922-3).
 The Living Edens: Manu, Peru's Hidden Rain ForestThe Living Edens: Manu, Peru's Hidden Rain Forest
Supplements information in PBS program, including flora, fauna, history, links and classroom resources. The Manu Biosphere Reserve lies in the Peruvian Amazon.
 Lost Crops of the IncaLost Crops of the Inca
Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation (1989), an online manuscript that covers research about exotic cereals, fruits, roots and tubers.
 Medical Geography and CholeraMedical Geography and Cholera
Makes a case study of the epidemic outbreak in 1991, with graphics and geographic information system data files. University of Colorado's Department of Geography
 Peruvian Cactus and Succulent SocietyPeruvian Cactus and Succulent Society
Informs about activities of this non-profit association, including its annual publication and cacti-related research outside Peru.
 Plants of the MachiguengaPlants of the Machiguenga
A combination travelogue and scientific inquiry into medicinal uses of rain forest plants. Neurologist Ethan Russo examines the ethnobotany, anthropology, and wildlife of this Amazonian tribe in Parque Nacional del Manu.
 Rainforest Conservation FundRainforest Conservation Fund
RCF informs about efforts to raise funds for and manage the 800,000 acre Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Community Reserve near Iquitos.
 Spatial Hydrology of the Urubamba River System in PeruSpatial Hydrology of the Urubamba River System in Peru
Francisco Olivera (Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin) gives a didactic exercise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to examine an Andean watershed. Includes maps and graphics.
 Trade and Environment: Peru MiningTrade and Environment: Peru Mining
Case study from the Trade Environment Database, part of the Mandala Projects at American University. Examines the impact of globalization on people.
 US Geological Survey P 1386-IUS Geological Survey P 1386-I
A detailed study of glaciation in Peru by Benjamín Morales-Arnao with sections on the Cordillera Blanca on landsat imagery and Quelccaya Ice Cap by Stefan L. Hastenrath.






 

 
 

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