Peru looks to conserve, develop Amazon with help from local communities | AFP

Peru looks to conserve the Amazon jungle and create sustainable development within the communities like those in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, where jobs like harvesting aguaje fruit can boost local economies, launching the Natural Heritage of Peru initiative. NGOs like the World Wildlife Fund and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have contributed 70 million dollars to the initiative, which the government has promised to match over the next 10 years.

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