Current projects run by NPC include:
Our first and longest running project. In 2007 we started research and conservation work in Peru for the Critically Endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda), one of the world’s least know and most threatened primates.
Since beginning our work in Peru, we have been instrumental in the creation of 11 locally-run protected areas. These cover approximately 100,000 hectares of primate habitat in the Peruvian Amazon, as well as corridors between critical habitat areas for multiple endangered species.
Often overlooked by conservationists, the illegal trade in wildlife is a major and growing threat to the survival of many animal species. We work with police and rescue centres to fight hunting and to release animals back to the wild whenever feasible. We have organized and participated in the confiscation, rescue, transport to rescue centres and/or release of more than 3,900 wild animals.
We are working towards the establishment of a network of local community associations and NGOs that would integrate and streamline the management of a large network of protected areas and conservation projects throughout Northern Peru.
Conservation of all natural landscape types is necessary to ensure the survival of many species. We run projects that conserve forest corridors and lessen the impact of human activities between protected areas.
We mitigate the effects of deforestation by replanting degraded areas. Our project uses only native tree species that are beneficial to both wildlife and humans. Conservation of all landscape types is necessary to ensure the survival of many species.
Ronda-Run Conservation Areas (ARCAs)
In 2012, together with the grassroots organization The Ronda Campesina, we developed a novel conservation model. The ARCA model allows local initiatives to establish effective protected areas with relative speed and ease. They contrast starkly with state conservation systems that necessitate high economic investment and lengthy bureaucratic processes, excluding local people and missing many opportunities for conservation.
This campaign was initiated in April 2014 with three main aims:
1. Confiscate animals and make sure traffickers receive proper penalties.
2. Identify authorities’ deficiencies in acting against trafficking.
3. Draw public attention to the fight against wildlife trafficking in Peru.