Bruce Babbitt, ex U.S. Secretary of the Interior, indicated that it is possible to exploit hydrocarbons in a sustainable way, although it implies hard work that requires strict rules and regulations. (Video available for viewing in Spanish)
National Geographic.- Mahogany is the crown jewel of the Amazon, soaring in magnificent buttressed columns high into the forest canopy. Its rich, red grain and durability make it one of the most coveted building materials on Earth, favored by master craftsmen, a symbol of wealth and power.
Tierramérica.- To develop guidelines and methodological guidelines for the development and approval of sustainable production projects, Peruvian authorities designed the National Public Investment System.(Complete article available in Spanish)
TransPort.- The Ecuadorian Regional Government of Sucumbios Province and Rainforest Alliance are working together to improve the visitors' experience to the Cuyabeno Reserve by training guides.
Scientific American.- A Barbara Fraser article about the possible drying out of peruvian Amazon rainforest. Peru’s Ministry of Environment—using satellite images and Carnegie-provided software—calculates that the country lost about 6,475 square kilometers of forest, an area the size of Delaware, between 2005 and 2009, up from some 4,550 square kilometers in the five previous years. Losing forest reduces precipitation, further stressing the remaining trees.