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Last stand against deforestation in the Peruvian Andes

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Project Overview

The Tropical Andes, a climate-defined region that stretches along the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains in South America, is unequaled in species richness and endemism.

  • Species at Risk

    Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR), Andean Night Monkey (EN), Golden-backed Mountain-tanager (EN), Black-and-chestnut Eagle (EN), Papa de Amaa (EN)

  • Carbon stored

    99,074,449 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Nature and Culture International (NCI)

  • 625,006 Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: $2,124,397
Funding Raised: $2,124,397

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Peru
Acres

625,006

Project Overview

The Tropical Andes, a climate-defined region that stretches along the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains in South America, is unequaled in species richness and endemism.

  • Species at Risk

    Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR), Andean Night Monkey (EN), Golden-backed Mountain-tanager (EN), Black-and-chestnut Eagle (EN), Papa de Amaa (EN)

  • Carbon stored

    99,074,449 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Nature and Culture International (NCI)

  • 625,006 Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: £1,539,418
Funding Raised: £1,539,418

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Peru
Acres

625,006

How We Are Making A Difference

Here, the Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR), Andean Night Monkey (EN) and Golden-backed Mountain-tanager (EN) hang on in a threatened tropical stronghold beyond compare. Time is ticking for this fragile rainforest habitat: deforestation and resource extraction are on the rise across the region, threatening the rich diversity of wildlife that rely on it.

Rainforest Trust and our partner, Nature and Culture International are working together to establish the San Pedro de Chonta and Monte Azul de Yanajanca Regional Conservation Areas which will safeguard 625,006 acres in urgent need of protection from deforestation. In turn, this project will lock up 99,074,449 metric tons of CO2 equivalents – commensurate to the annual emissions of 21.3 million cars – to help stabilize the global climate.

We must act quickly, because the nearby Huallaga River Valley and Monzon Valley are among the most heavily deforested zones in the Peruvian Tropical Andes and the destruction will soon spread without formal protection.

 

This Project Will Help Store Over

99M

metric tons of CO2 equivalents - commensurate to the annual emissions of 21.3 million passenger vehicles.

Explore the Peruvian Andes

Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey sitting in a tree
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Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR), by Kevin Schafer

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Andean Night Monkeys (EN), by Andrew Walmsley

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The Golden-backed Mountain Tanager (VU), by chris.w.birder/Wikimedia Commons

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Bay-vented Cotinga, by thibaudaronson/Wikimedia Commons

Jaguar
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The Jaguar of Latin America, by Jeffrey Zack

The Solution

Create a wildlife corridor for rare and threatened species

These new protected areas will preserve vital wildlife corridors and provide the final critical step in closing large gaps of a 2.5-million-acre network of parks and community reserves.

The landscape rises dramatically from only 1/2 mile above sea level to 2-1/2 miles in elevation, with a variety of habitats including montane forests, dry forests and grasslands. Each habitat is home to a unique biodiversity that includes a great diversity of birds, including the Ruddy Pigeon (VU), Gray Tinamou (VU), Bay-vented Cotinga (VU), and the Rufous-breasted Wood-quail and Huallaga Tanager.

Support our community-based solution

To secure a brighter future for these rainforests, we will implement proven community-based solutions that benefit both people and threatened species. Our partner will assist community stakeholders to co-manage the reserves for land and species using sustainable practices once formal protection is secured. Together, they will develop viable revenue streams because they recognize, as we do, that this is our last opportunity to save these unique Andean landscapes and the imperiled species that call them home.

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We Value Transparency.

Conservation work is critical, challenging, and can be costly. We work hard to ensure we raise only the funds needed for each project. In the rare case we raise more money than needed or a project comes in under budget, excess monies will be transferred to the Conservation Action Fund. This fund supports our important conservation work throughout the tropics.

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Partnering to Save Rainforest

Our partners’ ability to work with their governments and build strong connections with local communities ensures the successful implementation of our projects.

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100% of your money goes to our conservation efforts

Our Board members and other supporters cover our operating costs, so you can give knowing your whole gift will protect rainforests.

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