Iguahuana Woods – Dry Forests of Delta

Conservation Concession, Amazonas
Size : 423 ha
Since : September 2012
Resolution : N° 388 2012-GRA/GRDE/DRA/D
The 423 ha IGUAHUANA/Dry Forests of Delta Conservation Concession in Amazonas, Peru, protects an area of Maranon dry forest near the village of Delta. The area is administered by a collective of local farmers who have been protecting the area for the last 15 years and asked for our help in gaining legal recognition.
Iguahuana is the local name of an endemic tree species abundant in the area. The forests in the area are classed as Dry Forest of the Marañon River Valley; these forests are very special and give habitat to many endemic species. Unfortunately, they suffer from extremely high rates of destruction. This will be the first ever protected area for this habitat type. Primates in the area include capuchin monkeys and night monkeys.

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