Ashley Scott Kelly

HKU Team Returns from Peru

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A research team, led by Ashley Scott Kelly and assisted by Maxime Decaudin, of eight HKU Master of Landscape Architecture students spent 10 days on the ground in Lima and Peru's San Martin, Amazonas, and Loreto regions. The group followed the end segment of the recently completed IIRSA Norte Highway from the Alto Mayo Protected Forest to Yurimaguas and Juanhui to learn about the environmental problems exacerbated by the improved ground connection. The highway proper runs from Paita on the Pacific Ocean to Yurimaguas, a jungle port on a major tributary of the Amazon River. The team visited three NGOs working with several communities in the former heart of the Amazon's heavily deforested coca producing region, observing cacao, coffee, and palm production methods, REDD carbon credit schemes, reforestation programs, samples of each type of Peru's decentralized system of Protected Areas, and ecological interpretation centers meant to help preserve one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. The visit concluded with a meeting at Peru's Ministry of the Environment offices in Lima.

Peru Team at Santa Rosa, San Martin.
Peru Team at Santa Rosa, San Martin.

Team members, from left: Guo Feng (Franky), Zhang Yucong (Viola), Huang Hao (Gary), Kong Lok Lam (Tina), Xia Lewei (Peggy), Han Qin, He Haiyi (Sharon), Wong Wai Shing (Benny)

Research Expedition Map.
Research Expedition Map.

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