Peruvian Amazon: unique and biodiverse
Whether contributing towards the design and implementation of policies that promote sustainable development models, supporting the participatory management of natural protected areas, assisting indigenous communities towards the forest management certification, furthering best extractive practices, or leading a research on wildlife, WWF works alongside authorities, communities and the private sector in order to ensure the sustainable development of the Peruvian Amazon and the local people’s welfare.
The Amazon River originates in Southern Peru at 5,500 m. above sea level.
Peru is the second country with the largest expanse of
The Peruvian forests are home to some of the last indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation.
Junikuin, Sharanahua, Asheninka, Amahuaca, Yine,
Eseeja, Achuar, Kandozi, Quechua, Urarinas and
Cocama-cocamilla indigenous peoples are the main allies of WWF Peru for the conservation of the Amazon biodiversity and the sustainable resources management.
Jaguars and river dolphins are key Amazon species prioriti-
zed by WWF Peru for its research and conservation.
Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is the most valued and overexploited timber species, therefore, WWF Peru promo- tes sustainable forest management by prioritizing species diversification and respect for the forest.
A major goal:
- In line with the WWF Amazon Network Initiative, WWF Peru’s goal is to guarantee the conservation and integrity of key ecosystems of the Peruvian Amazon, to achieve the joint conservation of these Amazon ecosystems and species by 2030, guaranteeing the continuity of their environmental services and of its role as a world climate regulator.