Gustavo Londoño hunts birds' nests in the Manú National Park in Peru. He rigs them with cameras to identify what predators eat eggs and chicks.
Conservationists are cautiously optimistic about new moves by Peru to invest in ecosystem services, protect forests, mitigate climate change and offset biodiversity losses.
Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale student fellow Anna Spoerre reports on education in rural Peru. Though free, it comes with costs for many families.
Many Peruvians migrate to Lima in the hopes of better educational opportunities, but success can be hard to come by in a city where wealth is controlled by a small minority and poverty is rampant.
In a country where quality public education is difficult to access, many children find work in the fields instead of completing their schooling.
In Peru, thriving agribusiness, declining aquifers and conflicts over water.
For many years, Lima's residents have taken control of private and state land and called it their own. By refusing to move out of these areas they have gained legal possession of their homes.
Pope Francis has boldly stepped into a yawning vacuum of political leadership to shout in a rare papal encyclical released last June: Climate change is real; action must be taken now.
Paris is not the end, it's a pivot point for future progress, says UN special representative on climate change and human rights.
In a nation filled with environmental conflicts, none is more contentious than the first mine proposed for the farm region of Cocachacra in southern Peru. Protests have stalled the mine since 2009.
Peru is 75 percent Catholic and Pope Francis's approval ratings are 82 percent. You might think his papal encyclical on climate change would be embraced. But both the rich and poor find fault with it.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
Obtaining a good education is especially difficult for children raised in rural Peru. Those who leave their families behind for better schooling in cities often face difficulties living on their own.
Where would you go if you were homeless, and there was no government assistance? In Lima, Peru many are seeking legal titles to homes where their families have lived for decades.
Latin America's first pope derides our "throw-away" culture while offering a stern prescription for environmental protection. Will those who revere him in his native region follow his lead?
Some of the world’s last isolated tribes are poised to make contact with the outside world as illegal loggers, miners, cocaine traffickers and others penetrate their territory.
Why do many species of Amazon birds live at very specific elevations? A biologist comes up with a novel theory about how global warming might upset the natural order.
Peru, along with the rest of Latin America, is experiencing one of the fastest demographic shifts in the world. Older people over 60 will outnumber children under 14 by 2040. Is the country ready?
A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.
In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.
Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Pope Francis encounters the limits of his moral authority in Latin America, where his encyclical on climate change and environmental protection is met with scorn from those who need to be influenced.
As many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered off the coast of Peru each year solely for shark bait. Correspondent Jim Wickens reports on this illegal practice in an original undercover investigation.
Meet journalist Justin Catanoso who is reporting on climate change from the depths of the Peruvian rainforest.
From drought in Chihuahua to vanishing glaciers in Ecuador, Simeon Tegel reports that Latin America is already being hit hard by climate change.
Resources for teachers and students ahead of journalist Stephen Sapienza's visit.
Pulitzer Center grantees receive award for helping audiences understand the global significance of groundwater depletion on land rights, livelihoods and the environment.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Comprehensive, interactive reporting project by Ian James and Steve Elfers for The Desert Sun and USA Today is honored by the Overseas Press Club for environmental reporting.
Documentaries screened focus on critical water, health and environmental issues around the globe. Future of environmental journalism also among topics raised during panel discussion.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
The new climate agreement is good news, but there is much more to be done.
Journalists focus on human implications of drastic shifts in global climate in advance of the Paris COP21 talks on climate change
'From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes' Science series sparks global conversation among several outlets about what happens and what needs to be done when cultures collide.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Steve Sapienza discusses his reporting on the health hazards and social pressures associated with small-scale gold mining in Peru, in an interview for Mining-Technology.