Table 1. Tropical Forest Conservation Act projects in Peru: descriptions.

Project title Implementing organization (NGO) Region Project funding (nuevo soles) Term Project description
Institutional strengthening and capacity building for indigenous participation in the conservation, control, and management of biodiversity in the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve, the communities, and the Reserve for Indigenous Peoples in Madre de Dios, Peru (Case 2) Racimos de Ungurahui/Indigenous Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Tributaries (FENAMAD) Amazon S/. 487 536 2 years Conduct forestry diagnostic workshops. Help plan guard posts in the Monte Salvado Indigenous Community and on the Piedras River. Design and edit pamphlets on forest management and indigenous rights. Lobby for indigenous rights, and against mineral and petroleum extraction.
Construction of Guard Posts in Alto Purús National Park (Case 2) Asociación para la Conservación del Patrimonio de Cutivireni (ACPC) Amazon S/. 715 846 2 years Build guard posts on the Inuya and Sepahua Rivers. Work with indigenous communities on leadership skills, territory titles, wood measuring, first aid, and plant communal nurseries.
Forest Resource Conservation in the Sepahua River Watershed (Case 2) Asociación para la Conservación del Patrimonio de Cutivireni (ACPC) Amazon S/. 798 905 2 years Work with Sepahua’s indebted forest concessionaires. Provide free technical assistance for Annual Operation Plans. Perform biological monitoring of the Sepahua watershed.
Control of Illegal Forest Extraction in the Southeastern Section of Alto Purús National Park and in the Tahuamanu Forest (Case 2) Bosques, Sociedad y Desarrollo Amazon S/. 412 895 10 months Build a guard post on the Tahuamanu River to control illegal logging in Alto Purús National Park.
Implementation of the Appendices I and II for Wood Species for the Management Authority of CITES–Peru (Case 2) Bosques, Sociedad y Desarrollo Amazon S/. 551 878 1 year Conduct in-situ inspections of mahogany and cedar in forest concessions around Alto Purús National Park to ensure that timber is coming from concessions, and not from unauthorized areas. Develop a monitoring system and train customs personnel to recognize key species.
Implementation of the Appendices I and II for Wood Species for the Management Authority of CITES–Peru (Case 2) Bosques, Sociedad y Desarrollo Amazon S/. 393 453 7 months Conduct in-situ inspections of mahogany and cedar in forest concessions around Cordillera Azul National Park to ensure that timber is coming from concessions, and not from unauthorized areas. Develop a monitoring system and train customs personnel to recognize key species.
Implementation and Management of Cordillera Azul National Park Peruvian Association for Nature Conservation (APECO) Andes S/. 350 003 6 months Provide technical and logistical support to Cordillera Azul National Park’s headquarters and eight guard posts.
Implementation of a Children’s Forest Center in Madre de Dios, Peru Association for Childhood and the Environment Amazon S/. 618 520 2 years Construct a Children’s Forest Center on 50 ha of rainforest for children’s environmental education.
Communal Reserve of Polylepis Forest in Cordillera del Vilcanota Association of Andean Ecosystems (ECOAN) Andes S/. 347 000 1 year Reforest high altitude polylepis forest in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and create a Communal Reserve/Private Conservation Area with rural Andean communities.
Creation of Municipal Conservation Areas and Lobbying in the Machu Picchu District in the Cusco Department and the Vilcabamba-Amboro Conservation Corridor Instituto Machu Picchu (IMAPI) Andes S/. 266 112 1 year Work with Andean municipalities to create two Municipal Conservation Areas. Conduct political and environmental outreach campaigns near Cusco.
Initial Habitat and Forest Structure Evaluation in the La Nube Biological Station–Bahuaja-Sonene National Park Fundación Cayetano Heredia Amazon S/. 419 935 1 year Implement a biological monitoring system using a grid methodology to evaluate the habitat, forest structure, and vegetation of the La Nube Biological Station in Bahuaja-Sonene National Park.
Priorities for Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary Peruvian Foundation for Nature Conservation (ProNaturaleza) Coastal desert forest S/. 325 650 1 year Lay the groundwork for long-term planning and participatory management of Pomac forest, and create a collaborative Master Plan for the sanctuary. Train villagers to be voluntary park rangers and tourism guides.
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Case 1) Peruvian Foundation for Nature Conservation (ProNaturaleza) Amazon US $3.4 million 14 years Develop and implement sustainable resource management plans for paiche and arawana fish, side-necked turtle, and various palm species in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Facilitate scientific research and implement a community-based biological monitoring system. Publish a book on ProNaturaleza’s community resource management experiences. Coordinate with reserve headquarters to control illegal logging.