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Make your vacation sustainable by planting trees through Montikuna Perú

By Nathan Hecht What is Montikuna Peru? The word montikuna means trees or forest in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Peruvian Andes. Unfortunately, many of the native forests in this area have become highly fragmented and scarce, thanks to indiscriminate felling, burning of pasture land and forests, and infrastructure development (electricity cables, roads, agricultural […]

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Students of CAISTH organise an ecological and environmental awareness clean-up day

You may have noticed that Huaraz has become a little bit cleaner lately, and that is all thanks to the Mountaineering Club of the Superior Technological Institute of Huaraz (CAISTH), who did a great job of cleaning up the banks of the River Quillkay. Whereas other high profile members of Huaraz’ society rather unite and […]

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The protection of the Pastoruri Glacier by Engineer Benjamín Morales Arnao

During the Third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism in Huaraz (click here for a review of the congress by Fatima Quiñones) by far the most interesting exposition was the one presented by Benjamín Morales Arnao about the receding icecaps of the Pastoruri glacier. The exposition included a short summary of a study that describes […]

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Letter to the editor by Nathan Haley about the Huayhuash

Here at The Huaraz Telegraph we like to hear what our readers have to say, whether it be a comment about the paper, or something about Huaraz. We recently received a letter from Nathan Haley who wanted to raise the issues of the Huayhuash. Sir, I fear for the Cordillera Huayhuash, I fear it is going to […]

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Festival del Andinismo 2013 aiming for tourism boost

Two days before the Festival del Andinismo kicked off, we had a small interview with Benjamin Morales who is the president of Save the Rajus (Save the Mountains) and foremost organiser of the festival, about his objectives and expectations.  What can you tell us about the objectives of the festival? The main objective is the […]

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Llanganuco cleaning campaign great initiative and success

Soon after it was founded, the Trekking Guide Association of Peru (AGTP) decided to do some social work that resulted in a cleaning operation of the Llanganuco area. After a short meeting the team decided to carry out the campaign in the LLanganuco sector covering parts of the Quebrada Demanda, Laguna 69 and the Nevado […]

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Ancash continues to record environmental conflicts in Peru

In a news report released by the Ombudsman’s Office about Social Conflicts for the month of April 2013, 229 incidents were recorded. Of these, 175 (76.4%) are in active state and 54 (23.6%) dormant. According to the report, mining activities are the greatest source for these conflicts. The second most numerous type of disagreement is […]

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Municipality not doing enough to protect the treasures of Huanchaco

It is a well-known fact that wherever you dig a hole in Peru chances are you will find something ancient, and of value. Unfortunately there is not enough money to finance all the excavations that archaeologists would want to do. One of the biggest excavations in Trujillo is Chan Chan, an ancient Moche community 20 minutes […]

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The Real Price of Water

Can someone really understand climate change if it has no impact on his/her daily life? Our routines are all similar, head to the bathroom, brush our teeth, flush the toilet, take a shower, turn on our computers etc. We’ll head to the fridge and even keep the thing open for a good five minutes while […]

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Archeological monuments suffering water filtrations due to rain

According to declarations made by staff of the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Ancash (DDC), most archeological monuments in the […]

Noise pollution in Huaraz for 99% caused by claxons

A group of teachers and students of the Chao Virú University in Trujillo were to be seen on the main […]

After estimating 8,000 dogs, Huaraz Municipality agrees to tackle stray dog problem

Some tourists ironically call Huaraz the city of dogs and you can´t blame them for that. It´s actually very sad […]

Laguna Palcacocha still without its early warning system

A visit to Lake Palcacocha learned that the lake which caused the 1941 flood in Huaraz and killed approximately 2,000 […]

Heavy rain causes many roads to collapse in Huaraz and Ancash area

The torrential rains that affected the Callejon de Huaylas for the past month have left houses, schools and roads in […]

Certified osteopathy course offered in Huaraz by an Amercian psychotherapist

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Danaan Lahey that the International Society of Orthobionomy Peru will be organising a 22-month […]

Meteorologist predicts waterlogging and heavy rainfall in Huaraz

Rafael Figueroa Tauquino predicts more heavy rain for the urban area of Huaraz. Not the news many tourists would like […]

Psychologist: Anxiety is a problem for people in Huaraz’

Psychologist Yalu Palomino Zárate shared her professional point of view on a part of Huaraz society. Having analysed and studied […]

Locals question Huanchaco’s 25th spot in South American beach ranking

In a beach ranking which was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

BREAKING: Three Spanish mountaineers and Peruvian guide die on Mateo

An expedition counting four Spanish climbers and their mountain guide from Huaraz (Rubén Dario Alva) was hit by surprise and […]

Early seismic movement awakens citizens Ancash coast

A perceptible tremor of 4.6 on the Richter scale awoke many people on the Ancash shore living in Huarmey, Casma, […]

Baby with 12 fingers and 12 toes born in Chimbote hospital

A beautiful baby was born in the Hospital La Caleta in Chimbote on the eve of New Year. However, when […]

Huanchaco Beach in top 50 best beaches of South America

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Tourism of Huanchaco announced to be proud that Huanchaco Beach was chosen among South […]

Visitors are prohibited to take plastic into Huascaran National Park

William Martínez Shiñquin, head of the Huascarán National Park, announced that they have issued a provision that prohibits the entry […]

Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]