Wildlife and Nature Organizations in Peru
There are a host of wildlife organizations passionately working today to study and
protect wildlife and wild places in Peru. We have listed a few here and are working on
expanding the list. If you know of any that are not listed here, please
- ACA - Amazon Conservation Association
To conserve the biological diversity of the southwest Amazon Basin via a network of state,
community, and private lands managed for conservation and sustainable resource use.
- ACEER - Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research
Their mission is to promote conservation of the Peruvian Amazon by initiating environmental education programs, supporting basic and applied research, and protecting unique tracts of land.
- Andean Ecosystem Association (Asociacion Ecosistemas Andinos)
Working on the conservation of high Andean ecosystems.
- APECA - Association Promoting Education and Conservation in Amazonia
Promotion of Education and Conservation in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest.
- Center for Tropical Conservation
It is an organization located at Duke University in Durham, NC, seeking to address the global environmental crisis, particularly as it affects the developing countries of the tropics, through a tripartite program of research, training and communication.
- Cocha Cashu Biological Station
Operated by The Center for Tropical Conservation, located at Duke University in Durham, NC; located in Manu
- Conservation International, Peru
La misión de CI es conservar el patrimonio natural del planeta, nuestra biodiversidad global y demostrar que las sociedades humanas pueden convivir en armonía con la naturaleza. (In Spanish)
- Fauna Forever Tambopata
A long-term wildlife and ecotourism monitoring project based in and around the Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park.
- Museum of
Natural History of the University San Marcos
Good sections on zoology, botany, ecology and geology. (In Spanish)
- The Nature
Conservancy in Peru
The Nature Conservancy has been working in Peru since 1983. Current project sites
include the Central Selva Protection Area, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, and the
Sierra del Divisor Protection Area.
- National Fund for Natural Areas Protected by the State
It's mission is to provide stable long-term financing for the conservation of Peru's '
biological diversity through the raising, administration, and channelling of financial
resources for the management of the Protected Areas and their buffer zones.
- Project Amazonas
Help provide the people of the Peruvian Amazon with adequate modern health care and health education, and to give them the tools to sustainably use and conserve the natural environment of the Amazon rainforest.
- ProNaturaleza - Peruvian Foundation for Nature Conservation -
It is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the conservation of the environment in
Peru, by implementing sustainable development projects and do promote a culture of environmental awareness.
- Rainforest Conservation Fund
Dedicated to preserving the world's tropical forests. The main project is the Reserva Comunal
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo (RCTT) in the Department of Loreto.
- Taricaya Research
Centre - Projects Abroad Peru
Conservation centre with opportunties for volunteers to live and work there. It is located
near Puerto Maldonado.