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The importance of sharing conservation



The Peruvian Amazon comprises one of the most biodiverse ecosystems worldwide. Its high productivity provides livelihoods for over 300,000 indigenous peoples, and today, its various ecosystem functions provide water, climate regulation and a wide array of valuable resources to the world. However, unsustainable practices from the oil industry, infrastructure, and illegal mining and logging are putting unprecedented pressures on these unique forests and biodiversity, and thus disturbing indigenous communities and causing irreversible impacts to people in voluntary isolation.

In response to these threats, WWF Peru works to ensure – through political reinforcement, provision of human and financial capacity, and participatory processes with civil society – the forests ecosystem viability and provision of environmental goods and services from conservation areas and indigenous territories within priority landscapes.

In addition to having contributed to the creation and management of some of the most emblematic protected areas in the Amazon, such as the Manu National Park, WWF is currently working on the consolidation of conservation corridors that go beyond our borders, such as the one connecting the recently declared Güeppí Sekime National Park with protected areas of Colombia and Ecuador, or the Alto Purus National Park – the largest in Peru and refuge of some of the last indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation – which borders conservation corridors in Brazil and Bolivia.
 
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