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The World Wildlife Fund:
Just a few hours south of Peru’s capital, one of the Earth’s driest deserts collides with its most productive ocean. This region is important to the people of Peru and the world, who benefit from its seafood, tourism activities and job opportunities—all which rely on nature. Will we fight to protect this region as threats to its natural resources intensify?
This video belongs to the World Wildlife Fund:
The windy Andes mountain range, the longest in the world, is at the core of what defines Peru. It is what keeps the country’s coast (to its west) so dry and the Amazon forests (to its east) so wet. It is harder to get to and the weather can be harsher than other regions of Peru. But it is rich in cultural and natural resources—especially water. Its glaciers feed Peru’s rivers, which are the main source of water for agriculture and drinking water for people countrywide. The rivers also generate 60 percent of Peru’s electricity. Climate change is the largest threat to this region.