Our Peru Program
is one of the world’s most megadiverse countries, with a great
concentration of endemic animal and plant species known nowhere
else on Earth. Its ecosystems range from the arid mid-Pacific coast
across steep Andean mountains into the dense Amazon rain forests,
creating an astonishing 84 life zones with countless species of
flora and fauna. This enormous variety in species is further enriched
by the great cultural wealth of native populations, who have developed
extensive knowledge of the characteristics and potential uses of
the country’s rich biodiversity.
Many Peruvian ecosystems are in danger, however.
Migratory agricultural and selective wood exploitation along with
increasing development of petroleum and mining operations due to
growth in global demand, present a serious threat to Peru’s
NCI’s conservation dollars work hard in
the field to protect Peru’s rich biological wealth, while
helping local communities to find and sustain livelihoods based
on living ecosystems.
Learn more about our conservation
programs in Peru
Tropical Dry Forests
The tropical dry forests of northwestern Peru and southwestern
Ecuador (Tumbesian Region) are considered a priority for international
biodiversity conservation due to the great number of unique
plant and animal species found only in this ecosystem, and since
over 95% of the region’s original ecosystem has been lost
due to human activities.
Andean cloud forests harbor great biodiversity with many unique
species of plants and animals in a multitude of ecological niches
defined by altitude change and other factors. These eastern
Andean cloud forests are the world’s number one biodiversity
priority due to their extraordinary species richness.
The Amazon Basin is the most biologically diverse ecosystem
in Peru with a mosaic of habitats created by a range of soil
conditions, altitudes and river dynamics. The variety of habitats
include white and black water forests, varzea (seasonally flooded
woodlands growing along rivers in the Amazon), and some rare,
pristine examples of American white sand forests.
Los Zafiros LL 13 Miraflores
Piura - Perú
Phone: (51) 73 348909 / 348914
|Región Loreto / Apoyo al PROCREL
Av. Abelardo Quiñonez Km. 1.5 (Edificio "PROCREL", Gobierno Regional de Loreto)
Iquitos - Loreto - Peru
Tlf. (51)(65) 60-7253 / (51)(65) 60-7252
|Región Ucayali / Proyecto ACRU
Jr. Salaverry Nº 660, Oficina 504 (Edificio del Gobierno Regional de Ucayali)
Pucallpa-Ucayali - Peru
Tlf. (51)(61) 961-584894