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WHAT WE DO

FZS Peru provides support for conservation of the natural protected areas through funding, project implementation, protection activities and surveillance of the natural protected areas. Our team also works with biological monitoring, sustainable management of natural resources, environmental education, management of sustainable tourism and protection of isolated indigenous communities.

 

All of these activities are registered in inter-institutional agreements with entities of the national and regional governments like the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Culture, the Peruvian authority of natural protected areas (SERNANP) and regional governments, among others. In the same way, we work collaboratively with local governments, management committees and other allied institutions. 

To efficiently carry out our work and prepare ourselves for the challenges of a changing world, we have undertaken rigorous strategic processes. As a result of these planning exercises, we have outlined our action plan, which is defined by five lines of action:

LINES OF ACTION

SERNANP chief park warden Teofil Torres (left) and FZS Claus Garcia spotting something very interesting along the Putumayo River, near Yaguas, Peru. © Daniel Rosengren

CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE

Through our projects we seek to achieve continuity and improve the control and protection of the natural protected areas by providing infrastructure, equipment and maintenance such as training and patrol support. 

Jose Antonio Ochoa setting a camera trap in Yaguas, Peru. © Daniel Rosengren

MONITORING

We participate in the monitoring of the conservation goals of the natural protected areas to obtain relevant information that will serve to make managerial decisions.
Luz Marina Pumachapi (right) and a local farmer, Domingo Davalos, in Patanmarca looking at passion fruits. This farmer gets FZS support and education to start up Physalis cultivation. Peru. © Daniel Rosengren

CONSERVATION THROUGH MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 We aim to have the protected areas in general and the specific species with which we work recognized as important components of the national conservation strategy and on high standards for biodiversity protection in the long term. 

uncontacted tribes in Alto Purus National Park

ISOLATED INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS AND INITIAL CONTACT

Within the framework of support provided to Ministry of Culture , we reinforce the protection of the protected areas considered home to indigenous population in situations of isolation or initial contact.

Paulina Conde and Matsiguenka girls in the Matsiguenka School in Boca Manu, Peru. © Daniel Rosengren
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Since 2002, the FZS Perú has contributed to the environmental education and formal education of the resident communities of the natural protected areas of the southeastern regions of Peru.