Signed Cooperation Agreement with Alto Purús National Park to strengthen the protection of our conservation areas


Last Friday, October 20, Bosques Amazónicos (BAM) and the Alto Purús National Park (PNAP) signed a 3-year cooperation agreement with the objective of strengthening the monitoring of the areas protected by the PNAP and BAM, the management of natural resources of importance to local populations, as well as environmental communication and education with the main purpose of contributing to the conservation of the biodiversity of their territories in Ucayali, Peru.

The agreement will facilitate the sharing of PNAP’s more than 20 years of experience as a Natural Protected Area, and BAM’s more than 20 years of experience in sustainable forestry and the development of conservation projects (REDD+) and reforestation with native Amazonian species.

In line with this, PNAP will contribute its knowledge and practices in the development of monitoring and control strategies for protected areas, sustainable management of resources such as Amazonian palm trees of great socioeconomic importance, and management and monitoring of aquatic chelonians such as the taricaya, among others. This park is the second largest natural protected area in Peru and depends on the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP). BAM will also contribute its know-how in the management of private conservation initiatives and in restoration and reforestation efforts with high-value native species in degraded areas, as well as in science, technology and innovation.

Currently, BAM implements a Forest Genetic Improvement Program of native species (marupa, shihuahuaco, mahogany) unique in Peru, accompanied by a high-tech clonal nursery with great potential for scientific research. In addition, it has a Private Conservation Area (ACP) in Campo Verde covering an area of more than 8,000 hectares (Ministerial Resolution N° 193-2022-MINAM) which plays a crucial role in preserving the habitat of hundreds of species and helping to create a biodiversity corridor between the different protected areas in the region, including those protected by the Alto Purús National Park. In addition, since 2008, BAM has protected a 20,000 ha private area in Ucayali and is developing a conservation project near the city of Pucallpa called REDD+ The Last Habitat.

During the three-year term of the agreement, BAM and the PNAP will develop programs and work plans based on their experiences, capacities and joint collaboration, which will allow them to achieve the conservation objectives of both institutions.

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By: Valeria Drinot

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