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For our team, it is a privilege to contribute to the conservation of the biodiversity in Peru in some of the most extensive, diverse and representative natural protected areas in the world.


The FZS operates in nine natural protected areas in the southeast and northeast of Peru, covering more than 8 million hectares of land and guaranteeing dynamic activities on behalf of their permanence in time and benefit to all, in particular the local populations. 


Giant Otter census heath


Conservation of the Giant Otter

The Giant Otter project of FZS Peru was started in 1990 with the biologists Christof Schenck and Elke Staib and has become our working badge. This project seeks to increase the knowledge and understanding of this charismatic animal and to develop a long-term plan of action for its conservation in the country.

Johny Farfan (middle) and Enit Martínez (right) talking to Matsiguenka indians in Yomibato, Manu NP, Peru. © Daniel Rosengren

BMUB Project
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The FZS Peru has been responsible for implementing the BMUB project in collaboration with SERNANP, municipal and district governments since 2013. 

Paulina Conde and Matsiguenka girls in the Matsiguenka School in Boca Manu, Peru. © Daniel Rosengren

The Sarastro Project is named for the foundation by which it is financed and is principally dedicated to strengthening formal education for the Matsiguenka communities at both the primary and secondary levels. It also seeks to strengthen environmental education in the Madre de Dios region through awareness and infrastructure activities regarding indigenous populations issues and capacity building for the Management Committee of the PN Manu that brings together Matsiguenka representatives.

uncontacted tribes alto purus peoples

Purus - Manu Conservation Corridor

The Purus - manu Conservation Corridor Project provides long-term support for the preservation of biodiversity on behalf of the local communities and indigenous groups living in voluntary isolation that inhabit the region.

 The FZS Peru seeks to support, strengthen and implement activities for the effective management of the protected areas. 

FZS and SERNANP walking across the Pampas del Heath in heavy rain, Bahuaja Sonene NP, to check camera traps. Peru. © Daniel Rosengren

Heath Project

The “Conservation and Sustainable Tourism in the Heath River Basin” project proposes to strengthen management of the protected areas as a combined strategy for conservation activities such as monitoring, protection and management of natural resources, in addition to the introduction of ecotourism as a long-term, sustainable activity. 

A rainbow over the rainforest along the Putumayo River, Peru, on the way to Yaguas. © Daniel Rosengren

The project "Strengthening the Management System and Monitoring and Control of the Reserved Zone of Yaguas" is implementing a strategy for the conservation of the Yaguas river basin for the effective protection of its ecosystems and high biodiversity, through the strengthening of the Control of SERNANP.
Pongo del Coñeq - NP Manu

Project CEPF - Strengthening Sustainable Tourism

This FZS Peru project benefits mainly tourism entrepreneurs in the Kosñipata - Carabaya sector (Cusco Region) through the design of a participative tourism development plan and the subsequent formation of a network of local tour operators.