In a nutshell
or Acción Ambiental [Portuguese and Spanish for environmental
action and from now on AA] was constituted in Portugal in 1997
to challenge a planned landfill. The three-year struggle may,
or may not, have secured an important safety improvement in the
facility's design. But the campaign was in many ways disappointing
and AA decided to undertake new conservation efforts outside Portugal
where there was more to conserve and where the NGO's limited resources
could have a greater effect. Several Latin American countries
were considered before Peru was chosen.
Since 2001, AA has worked on or
supported a range of projects, mainly in Peru's Cuzco region,
and recommended many more. Click here
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