About WWF in Peru

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Bird species in Peru.
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Sea, Andes, Amazon and Cultural Diversity

The most productive sea, the longest mountain range, the most biodiverse rainforests and over 50 ethnic groups come together in Peru, bringing life to a country with unique natural and cultural diversities, where WWF has been working for four decades, turning challenges into opportunities for conservation and for a national sustainable development, alongside the indigenous and local communities.

The history of a commitment
WWF began its efforts in our country in 1969 when it contributed towards the successful recovery of the vicuña –which was then on the verge of extinction – by supporting the creation of the first protected area for wildlife management in Peru, the Pampa Galeras National Reserve (Ayacucho). Later, it participated decisively in the protection of natural areas such as the Manu National Park, the Paracas National Reserve and many others.

In 1994, WWF established its first project office in our country and later in 1998, the WWF Peru Programme Office was formed. Since then, WWF Peru intensified its efforts to guarantee biodiversity conservation in key coastal ecosystems, the Andes and the Amazon, in collaboration with the government, as well as with indigenous and local communities, strengthening their natural resource management capacities.