Regional System of Protected Areas in Piura
|Increasing wildlife ranges
by enhancing connectivity among the region's ecosystems
NCI is focusing on creating and consolidating
a Regional System of Protected Areas in the Piura Region with the
involvement of local governments and INRENA, the Peruvian park service
in order to ensure wildlife ranges increase by enhancing connectivity
among the region’s ecosystems. Conservation efforts for endangered
species, such as the White-Winged Guan and Peruvian Plant-cutter,
are underway with participation of local communities and regional
NCI is also coordinating with local and regional
governments as well as the National Council of the Environment (CONAM)
to establish a local system of environmental management and ecological
and economic zoning. The initiative will provide both legal and
technical support to local communities that initiate conservation
measures to protect critical water sources in the region.
To further support the protection of these areas,
NCI has implemented the DarwinNet project to effectively distribute
information and make knowledge of tropical dry forests more accessible.
DarwinNet is a binational initiative that aims to gather, analyze
and disseminate information on the region’s dry forests, and
stress the necessity of undertaking conservation measures.