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The Andes Mountains, Amazon Rainforest, and Humboldt Current converge in Peru, lending it an amazing array of natural habitats from coastal mangroves to savannas to dense forest. This remarkable collection of ecosystems is threatened, however: the ancient Andes mountain range is being affected by climate change and deforestation for illegal logging, agriculture, road building, and encroaching urbanization, while the Andes foothills and Amazon are threatened by illegal logging, cocoa production, and exploitation of fragile lands.

turtle egg monitoring

Park guards monitor turtle eggs in Pacaya-Samiria
© Mario Corvetto

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In Pacaya-Samiria a river turtle conservation project performed by local children has helped save over 1 million eggs. Read more...

Peru Partner Organizations

Currently, Parks in Peril (PiP) is joining forces with partners and local communities in the Andes of Central Selva and the Amazon in Pacaya-Samiria to mitigate these threats and implement conservation activities. In Central Selva, PiP Multi-Site funding and the TNC Climate Action Initiative are supporting development of a pilot Climate Action Project to reforest 7,000 hectares and protect another 10,000 hectares. PiP is working with key stakeholders and improving a tool used for joint conservation management. PiP methodologies such as Conservation Area Planning (CAP) have been implemented in Peru PiP sites, as well as protected areas throughout the country.


Bahuaja-Sonene National Park

From rainforest to savanna, Bahuaja-Sonene's various habitats make it one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Learn more...

Central Selva/Yanachaga-Chemillén NationalReservePIP 2000 site

In Peru, the area known as the Central Selva is composed of Andean and tropical Amazon rainforest, cloud forest, and Puna ecosystems, not to mention a wealth of biodiversity. Learn more...

Pacaya-Samiria National ReservePIP 2000 site

Pacaya-Samiria is the largest protected area in Peru and home to over a half a million people in its vicinity. Learn more...

Paracas National Reserve

Paracas is an important preserve with both land and marine areas, protecting several endangered and threatened species of marine wildlife and shorebirds. Learn more...