Projects in Peru

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Adriana Bravo

Frugivorous Bats and Collpas: Activity Hotspots as Conservation Priorities for the Rainforests of Southeastern Peru

This project aims to determine patterns of use of collpas –also called mineral licks– by frugivorous bats, the potential reasons for this behaviour, and the importance of these places in Peruvian Amazon.

Adriana González Pestana

Aggregation Areas of Elasmobranches in Peruvian Waters

Identify and characterize the aggregation areas and its fishery of smooth hammerhead and mobulids in Peruvian waters; and increase awareness and education about elasmobranches.

Alessandro Catenazzi

Conservation of Montane Forest Anurans in Southeastern Peru

The project goals are to document diversity and assess condition and trends in a species-rich, montane frog community, to study the population response of selected species to land-use changes, to increase our knowledge of the natural history of endangered and critically endangered species, to raise awareness of the current threats on frog populations, and to involve local people and children in research, monitoring and education activities.

Alessandro Catenazzi

Conservation of Montane Forest Anurans in Southeastern Peru

We previously documented the collapse of a diverse amphibian fauna following outbreaks of the pathogenic chytrid fungus in the pristine forests of Manu National Park, Peru. In this project we will test an experimental approach to boost the amphibian's defenses with naturally occurring skin bacteria that produce anti-fungal metabolites.

Alí J. Altamirano

Mortality Rates of Humboldt Penguins Near Major Breeding Sites in Peru

The projects aim is to estimate the number of penguins dying near the major breeding sites in Peru and to know its impact on the viability of the population.

Braulio Poje

Monitoring and Census of Parrot Species and their Nests around the Native Community of Infierno, SE Peru

The Native Community of Infierno consists of the largest Ese’eja ethnic group in the south-eastern Peruvian Amazon. Some people still hunt macaws in their territory for food and feathers, causing a continuing threat to them. This project aims to teach local people about the importance of conservation via practical hands-on field studies.

Bruno Ferronato

Conservation of Amazon Freshwater Turtles in Asháninkas Indigenous Communities, Peruvian Tropical Andes

This project aims to investigate natural history aspects of Amazon freshwater turtles and to start an environmental education program within Asháninkas communities in Pasco State, Central Peru.

Bruno Monteferri

Innovative Conservation Strategy for the Protection and Reforestation of Wildlife Corridor in Amazonas, Peru

Our goal is to undertake critical steps to establish a wildlife corridor connecting an isolated patch of forest to the existing Berlín Private Conservation Area, in the Peruvian Region of Amazonas.

Campbell Plowden

Sustainable Harvest and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTPFs) with Indigenous Communities in the Northern Peruvian Amazon (Peru)

Promote forest conservation in the northern Peruvian Amazon by supporting Bora and other native community efforts to sustainably harvest non-timber forest products and market high-value handicrafts and aromatic plant oils.

Campbell Plowden

Sustainable Harvest and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) with Indigenous Communities in the Northern Peruvian Amazon

This project promotes the sustainable harvest and sale of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) such as essential oils and innovative handicrafts by native communities in the northern Peruvian Amazon.

Cedric Gilleman

Pilot Project: Capacity Building to Protect and Conserve River Dolphins and Habitats in Iquitos, the Riverside Peruvian Amazon City, by 'Solinia' (New NGO)

Solinia’s overall objective is to establish and encourage wildlife protection and careful management of natural riverine resources which will improve living conditions for wildlife and people by developing protection and conservation activities, create resources and run education/communication sessions in schools; monitor river dolphins and seek understanding of threats.

Cindy Hurtado Martinez

Medium and Large Mammal’s Abundance in the Cerros de Amotape National Park, Tumbes - Peru

The main objective of this project is identifying key areas within the National Park in order to create conservation spots of these habitats, and propose a long-term monitoring of their populations.

Daniel Abugattas

Do People Care Enough To Do? Assessing Attitudes Towards Marine Wildlife: An Instrument Proposal – Peru

This proyect aims to create and statistically validate a psychometric instrument for the assessment of knowledge levels, attitudes and behaviours towards marine biodiversity and conservation by people in Lima.

Daniella Biffi

Developing a Simple Census Method for Endangered Marine Otters (Lontra felina)

To estimate the population size of marine otters in two locations of Peru using non-invasive genetic sampling of their feces and then use this information to create estimators that will allow researchers to monitor fecal abundance to determine marine otter abundance.

Elizabeth Campbell

Distribution and Abundance of Boto, Inia geoffrensis and Tucuxi, Sotalia fluviatilis in Yarinacocha Lagoon, Peru

The project aims to work in Yarinacocha lagoon, located 7 km from one of the biggest cities in the Peruvian Amazon, Pucallpa, collecting baseline information on river dolphin populations and human interactions.

Fernando Arbeláez

Community-Based Conservation Program of Three Endangered Species of River Turtles with Amazonian Indigenous Communities of Colombia and Peru 2014-15

We aim to further reduce nests poaching and nesting females hunting in the area, to continue gathering population data, and to ensure persistence of conservation actions in time through local and regional alliances.

Florencia Trama

Conservation of Aquatic Resources and Biodiversity in Rice Fields and Mangroves of Piura, Peru

The project aims to asses pesticides effects on water quality, macroinvertebrate communities, natural wetlands and farmers. Analizing the relationship between pesticides and water quality.

George Olah

Development of Novel Genetic Techniques for Conservation Studies of Large Macaws

This study in the lowland Amazonian rainforest of SE Peru is aiming to document the current population genetic structure of Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) populations and assess the feasibility of genetic tagging technique for measuring home-range, dispersal, and population structure.

George Olah

Development of Novel Genetic Techniques for Conservation Studies of Large Macaws

This study in the lowland Amazonian rainforest of SE Peru is aiming to document the current population genetic structure of Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) populations and assess the feasibility of genetic tagging technique for measuring home-range, dispersal, and population structure.

Gregor MacLennan

Kaiwo Serjali

The Yora (also Nahua) are a recently contacted indigenous group living in the remote rainforest of S.E. Peru. The team is working to establish appropriate land tenure for the Yora through discussion involving both the Yora and external authorities and organizations.

Gustavo A. Castellanos-Galindo

Mangroves as Providers of Ecosystem Services in the Tropical Eastern Tropical Region under the Influence of Climate Variability

This project aims at providing a holistic understanding of two mangrove socio-ecological systems that develop in extreme weathers in the Tropical Eastern Pacific region (Sanquianga-Colombia and Tumbes-Peru)

Helbert Anchante

Distribution, Behaviour and Conservation of Marine Otter (Lontra felina) in the Paracas National Reserve, Peru

This project aims to study marine otter in the Paracas National Reserve (southern Peru) and to raise awareness about its conservation status.

Helbert Anchante

Ensuring Viability of Marine Otters (Lontra felina) at Lagunilla, Paracas National Reserve

The aim is to study marine otters in an area of Paracas National Reservation and to promote the users' awareness of the area to preserve them.

Joanna Alfaro Shigueto

Assessing the Effectiveness of the ‘Ban on Dolphin Capture’ in Peru

The study will assess the effectiveness of a cetacean capture ban by estimating mortality levels of different fishing gears, will seek ways to reduce captures, and will provide fishermen dolphin conservation information.

Joanna Alfaro Shigueto

Experimental Trial of Acoustic Alarms to Reduce Small Cetacean by Catch by Gillnets in Peru

The high number of small cetaceans bycatch in artisanal gillnets off Peru, threatens the sustainability of these populations, but also on the fisheries itself. We aim to use existent mitigation methods to promote the sustainability of fishermen livelihoods and marine fauna.