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Climate Protection Aspects of Preserving Biodiversity in Peruvian Tropical Forest

As of: October 2021

The project contributed to the protection, sustainable use and rehabilitation of the El Sira Communal Reserve as a globally significant carbon sink with climate-relevant biodiversity. To achieve these aims, the project conducted the following measures: expansion and consolidation of the national system of protected areas, rehabilitation of forest ecosystems, establishment of a biodiversity and climate monitoring system, design and piloting of sustainable funding options, and strengthening the knowledge and capacities of relevant public and private institutions. The project was conducted in cooperation with KfW Entwicklungsbank.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Communal reserve expanded to include an additional 4,857 hectares; steps taken to create other categories of local protected areas (49,154 hectares)
  • Boundaries of protected areas marked in 19 villages; information boards displaying data about the reserve constructed
  • Surveillance committees for stopping illegal logging have been established, trained and equipped
  • Conflicts over illegal resource use, logging and illegal gold mining defused
  • Co-management between SERNANP and the local people improved; instruments for biodiversity monitoring, local monitoring of illegal logging, conflict management and environmental education developed
  • Cooperation among Peruvian, German, British and American universities on operating a biodiversity and climate monitoring system increased
  • Cooperation established with schools in the buffer zone on environmental education and valuing traditional knowledge
  • Management plans developed and approved for sustainable use, processing and marketing of timber, natural rubber and other forest products; incomes increased in 25 villages
  • Agreements reached on protecting and conserving village forests; compensatory payments by the state planned
  • Together with the Huánuco, Ucayali and Pasco regional governments, three projects for protecting forest ecosystems in the buffer zone have been prepared with public funding (SNIP) and one more is ready for implementation
  • Diverse educational and training activities conducted

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • National Office of Protected Areas (SERNANP) - Peru

Implementing partner(s):
  • ECO-SIRA - Peru

BMU grant:
3.035.550,02 €

11/2009  till  01/2013

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