The Andes Mountains runs parallel to Peru’s Pacific Ocean coastline, separating the country into three geographic regions: a narrow coastal plain to the west, the highlands in and around the Andes, and the Amazon rainforest to the east. The influence of the Andes and the Humboldt Current keep much of Peru cooler than it’s tropical equatorial neighbors. Because of its varied topography and climate, Peru has a high biodiversity that includes almost 6,000 endemic plant and animal species.
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We partnered with Grupo GEA and the Fondo de las Américas (FONDAM) to create the Lima Water Fund.
We are helping catching fog in the desert. See how it benefits nature and people.
It benefits nature as well as the livelihoods of the people who depend upon it. Learn more.
See beautiful images of the watersheds we are helping protect to supply the city with clean water.
See the guano birds found in this coastal area or Peru.
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