Protecting life

Over 200 river basins in Peru provide water, food, transportation and building materials to almost 30 million people. Despite this and the designation of 17% of the national territory as conservation
areas, the criteria used to choose which areas are preserved have not
prioritized the protection of freshwater ecosystems.

In this regard, WWF Peru works to ensure that priority watersheds and riverine systems are managed sustainably as part of an effective climate change adaptation strategy in order to protect its biodiversity and resources. We are working to see that by 2020 a fully representative Conservation and Provision Network of Hydrological Services (CPNHS) is sustainably managed by the national and regional governments in partnership with civil society.

WWF is also developing an assessment on hydrological availability to be used by the National Water Authority as a basis for the future implementation of a CPNHS in Peru, which reduces ecological vulnerability and provides security against existing threats and climate change.