Vulnerability and opportunities in the face of climate change
Local communities, authorities and the private sector are WWF Peru’s key allies to achieve hydrological security in the country and to preserve biological diversity and ecosystem services provided by our freshwater sources. In this regard, WWF also works by promoting guidelines for sustainable energy infrastructure and the reduction of the national hydrological footprint.
70% of the world’s tropical glaciers are in the Peruvian
About 80% of water extraction in Peru is used for irrigation and 65% of that water is wasted by inefficient irrigation systems.
In 2006, 72% of the total electricity generation in Peru came from hydropower plants.
70% of the Peruvian population is concentrated in the desert coast of Peru, where only 2% of the national water resources are found.
One major goal:
WWF Peru works alongside local and indigenous people in the development of tools and capacities to preserve freshwa- ter ecosystems in many regions of the Peruvian Amazon.
With WWF Peru’s technical support, the ‘Abanico del Pas- taza’ Wetland Complex in Loreto was recognized in 2002 as a Ramsar Site; it is now the largest wetland in the Peruvian Amazon with this classification.