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Forest protection and the management of natural resources in Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The purpose of the project is to conserve natural resources in Peru's Manu Biosphere Reserve, home to a unique and rich biological diversity. To this end, it assists the local population in managing natural resources. Measures include: utilisation agreements, development and dissemination of environmentally sound resource utilisation methods, reduction of human-wildlife conflict (for instance by setting up a hotline, building fences and conducting an environmental education campaign on the ecological function of wildlife) and delivering training for improved management of the Biosphere Reserve with increased codetermination by the representatives of local and indigenous groups. By preventing deforestation and supporting the natural regeneration of degraded areas, the project also contributes to climate change mitigation.

State of implementation/results

The first coordinating Committee of the Manu biosphere reserve took place

  • The boarders of the Manu biosphere reserve were updated and as such enlarged by approximately 30%
  • The establishment of 15 associations for textil production in the Mapacho valley increased the income of the involved families

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt von 1858 e.V (ZGF)

Partner institution(s):
  • Madre de Dios Regional Government - Peru, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) - Peru, Ministry of Culture - Peru, Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru, National Office of Protected Areas (SERNANP) - Peru
  • ,Association of the agriculturists of Callanga - Peru,National Office of Protected Areas (SERNANP) - Peru,Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Tributaries (FENAMAD) - Peru

BMU grant:
€ 2,166,720

11/2012 till 12/2019


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