Peru: First National Forest Monitoring Maps released

Deforestation in Peru detected by Landsat 8 in August 2013.

Peru hosts about 75 percent of the western Amazon jungle. Deforestation is therefore a critical topic for the country. Now, a major milestone in conserving and managing the western Amazon has been reached by mapping more than 95 percent of Peruvian forests using archived satellite imagery.



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Wed, 05/03/2014 - 08:17




Wed, 03/05/2014

Perú: Consulta nacional sobre el nuevo marco internacional para la reducción del riesgo de desastres post-2015

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

Esta consulta nacional está siendo organizada por la Secretaría de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros del Perú y la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) junto con el CENEPRED e INDECI y los socios del Plan de Acción del Programa de Preparación ante Desastres de la Comisión Europea (DIPECHO) América del Sur 2013-2014 y con financiamiento de la Dirección General de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil






20/03/2014 to 21/03/2014

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR - AM)


Centro Nacional de Estimación, Prevención y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED); European Commission, DIPECHO) (EC); Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI)

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ESA Satellites show rising ground in Andes

In the central Andes mountains, satellites have detected ground deformation under way above a major subterranean magma body. The Altiplano–Puna volcanic province is part of an active volcanic arc in South America’s central Andes. Extending through Peru, southwestern Bolivia, Chile and northwestern Argentina, it is home to a number of large calderas formed following catastrophic eruptions. Beneath the surface of Altiplano–Puna, about 17–19 km deep, lies the largest known active magma body in Earth’s continental crust.


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Tue, 16/10/2012 - 08:06


Tue, 10/16/2012
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