Protecting the well-being of our conservation partners
The Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary (SNTN), managed by the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP), is the only protected area in Peru that preserves the Andean paramos, the montane and cloud forests as ecosystems and that is home of threatened species, such as the Andean bear and the Mountain tapir, which have found refuge in this natural space. Through their conservation, they contribute to the provision of the benefits that these ecosystems offer: clean water, food, clean air, among others.
This magical sanctuary located in San Ignacio, Cajamarca, is protected and preserved by committed park rangers, who are responsible for monitoring the areas to avoid any threat and supporting organizations such as WWF in research activities, for example, by installing camera traps. On the other hand, families and their communities live in the buffer zones that surround these protected natural areas, and they carry out their activities in harmony with nature. All of them were affected by the consequences of COVID-19.
For this reason, the head of the Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary, together with NCI (Nature and Culture International Peru) and WWF Peru, reiterated their commitment to the protagonists of the territory in which conservation projects are implemented. Also, they provided support in the context of the health crisis to the communities of the Northern Amazon landscape in the Cajamarca region, in coordination with the competent local medical authority, the San Ignacio Health Network.
Thus, 100 rapid tests for COVID-19 detection were delivered to the Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary, in addition to the Chaupe forest, Cunía and Chinchiquilla Regional Conservation Area and the San Miguel de Tabaconas Paramos and Montane Forests Private Conservation Area.