The Marvellous Spatuletail is perhaps one of the most beautiful, rare and unique of Peru’s native creatures. This hummingbird, that only exists in a few small isolated areas of cloud forest, and its special mating ritual are introduced to us by the BBC. Their camera team was the first to ever record the male spatuletail’s attempts to woo a female, the whole mating display from start to finish.
What was this fossilized oddity dug up in the Andes of Peru? Tom Filopowicz explains.
Peru’s government has secretly admitted that 70-90% of its mahogany exports were illegally felled, according to a US embassy cable revealed by Wikileaks.
The weather phenomena of the last five years have produced an alarming quantity of carbon dioxide, alerts study.
Known only as the river with most water volume, the Amazon river of Peru and Brazil can finally lay claim to the title of longest.
The bay of San Fernando, located just 70km south east of Nazca on the Pacific coast, is a place of stunning natural desert scenery and is home to a surprising array of animals including some interesting visitors from the Andes mountains.
The Lomas de Lúcumo are a series of green and pleasant hills just minutes from grey Lima.
A mild-looking, bespectacled Catholic priest, born in Portsmouth, educated at Oxford and now working in the Peruvian rainforest, is behind an important victory for local people over the logging companies laying waste to large stretches of Amazonia.
Five pink Amazon river dolphins have been found dead in the Bagazán lagoon, in the Requena province of Loreto. Authorities suspect they were poisoned by fishermen who see them as a threat.
The glaciers below 5,000m.a.s.l. that make up Peru’s famous Cordillera Blanca in the Ancash region are expected to disappear in the next few years, experts warn.
While Peru has enjoyed large growth from the oil sector and gas industry, as well as other sectors, over the past ten years, the Latin American nation is still struggling with deforestation of the rainforest and illegal activity.
A colony of fur seals has moved 1,500km away from the Galapagos Islands, a Peru-based organisation which monitors the aquatic mammals has said. Average sea temperatures off northern Peru have risen by 6C in past 10 years.