Peru plays host to a wide variety of ecoregions placing it as one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, particularly for bird diversity. Its landscape and habitats change dramatically from the Sechura desert and dry forests of the western coast across the Andes and into lowland rainforest of the Amazon in the East.
Across the country, unsustainable agriculture, illegal logging and mining activities pose a threat to both the species and the livelihoods of local people who rely on the forest.
To address this, World Land Trust (WLT) is working with in-country partner Naturaleza y Cultura Peru, just below Ecuador at the southern boundary of the Tropical Andes. We are creating community reserves to form a corridor, protecting cloud forest and páramo from Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary in Peru to Yacuri National Park in Ecuador.
Projects in Peru
Tabaconas Namballe – Yacuri Corridor
Much of the land in the Tabaconas Namballe – Yacuri corridor belongs to rural communities, many of whom are working together to create private conservation areas to save the biodiversity of the region.