Organisation’s aim: Naturaleza y Cultura Peru (NCPeru) is part of Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional (NCI). NCI’s aim is to preserve biologically diverse ecosystems, in concert with local people. To achieve this, NCI supports the establishment and management of public, communal and private protected areas.
NCI was founded in 1997 and has been working in Peru since 2003. So far Naturaleza y Cultura Peru has protected more than 2.3million acres of threatened Tumbesian dry forest, Amazon rainforest, cloud forest and páramo grasslands by creating private, regional and municipal reserves.
Partnership with WLT
World Land Trust (WLT) has been working with Naturaleza y Cultura Ecuador since 2010. In July 2013, Naturaleza y Cultura Peru applied to WLT for support to create a community reserve in Piura, northern Peru. NCPeru became a WLT programme partner in 2014.
WLT is currently supporting the recognition of three private conservation areas in community ownership in Piura. The conservation areas will protect cloud forest and páramo grassland between Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe in Peru and Parque Nacional de Yacuri in Ecuador.
Other projects and activities
Naturaleza y Cultura Peru staff work to conserve a wide range of natural ecosystems from dry coastal forests to the rich cloud forests of the Andean mountains to the rainforests of the Amazon basin.
Conservation projects are carried out with local communities and strategic partners to protect some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.
NCPeru’s conservation strategy includes the following elements:
- Creating regional, private and communal reserves
- Developing projects that generate income from the protection of ecosystem services, such as water supplies
- Organising community activities including training and capacity building
- Developing relationships with research institutions to monitor flora and fauna
North West Program Director: Alexander More