Yesterday NPC participated in a workshop with the Peruvian Forestry Service, the San Martin Regional Government and representatives of many local conservation areas. The Forestry Service is looking to improve the Peruvian governments response to the needs of local reserve administrators and is carrying out a series of workshops, this is the second that we have participated in, to hear recommendations from the different actors. We look forward to seeing the positive results on-the-ground!
Thanks to a grant from the Rasmussen Family Foundation, we were recently very happy to be able to donate equipment necessary for conservation to two of the community conservation groups that we help in protect the reserves they manage.
We gave cameras, laptops, projectors, GPS units, memory cards and printers, to the local associations protecting the Gran Simacache and Jardines Angel del Sol Conservation Concessions in San Martin, Peru.
These protected areas cover a combined area of over 50,000 ha, it’s is thanks to donations like this that these small farming communities are able to protect the forests they depend on for survival as well as all the primates and other species living in them.
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We are pleased to be able to continue our environmental education work in Pucallpa, Peru.
Here are some photos of today’s environmental education activities in the Jose Abelardo Quiñones González primary school in Pucallpa. Our good friend Kevin Arnold Huamán Huamani, with the help of Sandra Gonzales Delgado, have been doing activities in 4 classes and will continue this work in many more schools throughout the city for the next 3 weeks. NPC Peru is supporting this work, together with SERFOR and other institutions.
The activities included some wonderful drawing and colouring, as you can see here in the pictures.
Here is our latest rescue, an Ocelot that the authorities of Corral Quemado in Amazonas. He was seized from a trafficker and will stay with us until we can send him on to a good rescue centre.
Ocelots are nocturnal mammals that spend most of the day resting before coming out to hunt for a variety of prey at night. They can also swim and have been known to fish in rivers. Ocelots are currently threatened by habitat loss and wildlife trafficking.
Your donations help us help animals like this one, please continue your support by donating here!
NPC had a stall at the Primate Society of Great Britain meeting at the Powell-Cotton museum in Kent. If you were there we hope you said hello and maybe even bought a little gift for yourself or someone else. If you didn’t manage to make it to the stall, remember that all merchandise is available for mail order, just contact us here or via Facebook Messenger.
Currently available are:
T-shirts (Green, Olive or White) – £14
Bookmarks – 50p
Pin badges – £1
The yellow tailed woolly monkey is now featured on a special edition of the Peruvian One sol coin as part of a series of the Threatened Species of Peru. NPC were invited to participate and have supplied videos, photos and information about the species. It’s great to see footage of our monkeys used in the official video for the launch of the coin by the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (footage shot by Nestor Allgas and Lorena Fernandez).