10+ years in the Abanico del Pastaza
Nature, cultures and challenges in the northern Peruvian Amazon
WWF began working with the local population in 1999, driving the designation of this complex as a Ramsar site, a wetland of internacional importance for conservation, finally achieved in 2002. Shortly after, WWF focused its efforts towards recovering the aquatic ecosystems and improving the local livelihoods through sustainable fishing and capacity building, within the framework of a long term vision that aims to maintain the unique wetland landscape, as an intact and functional ecosystem that harbors economically importan flora and fauna of the region, and that provides resources to the indigenous communities that have depended upon Pastaza during hundreds of years.
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