Environmental Education in Perú
One of the most important activities in ensuring long term sustainability of conservation work is environmental education. A proper understanding of the natural environment and its importance in our everyday lives is key to gaining public support for conservation actions. In Peru, NPC puts this into practice everyday, reaching out to diverse audiences about primates and other fauna, their habitats, and the need for functioning, healthy ecosystems in supplying vital natural resources such as water and nutrients for homes and farming.
NPC Peru also carries out general awareness campaigns, making use of posters, flyers, radio, TV, the internet, and other mediums. Topics we cover include endangered species, anti-trafficking, and the importance of native species in reforestation activities. Similarly, whenever we carry out field work in new areas, we make use of our time to present our activities and the reasons for them to local communities, and offer our help in any conservation projects they may have.