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NPC Perú Projects
Founded in 2014 by a group of friends who shared the same passion for conservation.
We have been working in Peru since 2007, where our efforts combine scientific investigation of primates, their habitats and sympatric species, reforestation with native tree species, environmental education, and sustainable social and economic development work to promote the creation of community-run reserves. We also actively work against the illegal wildlife trade and help in caring for and re-homing animals rescued from trafficking.
We have become pioneers in the successful implementation of community-based conservation, replicating successful initiatives across northern Peru, and are also leaders in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.
Meet the team
Nestor is a biologist from San Marcos University, Lima, and has an MSc in Environmental Development from San Martin University.
Lorena Fernández Hidalgo
Lorena Fernández Hidalgo started her career as a primatologist during her time at the Mona Foundation primate rescue centre in Girona, Spain.
This experience led her to pursue a masters degree in Primatology for Girona University, where she specialized in ethology and conservation. Lorena first joined NPC as a volunteer, later returning to carry out her thesis research on behaviour and social organization in yellow tailed woolly monkeys.
Patricia Mendoza is a wildlife veterinarian with experience in conservation policy, wildlife epidemiology and public health research in Peru.
Karla is a biologist who first came to NPC in 2011. She developed an interest in the social dimensions of conservation and environmental education through community conservation work.
Alejandro Alarcon Pardo
Alejandro is a Zoologist from San Marcos University, Peru. Since 2007, when he started his studies, he has travelled to many areas of Peru training and working.
Yesissy is a biologist from San Luis Gonzaga University. She joined NPC as a researcher in 2014, and later became involved in our education activities.
She holds an MSc in Environmental Education from the Federal University of Rio Grande, Brasil. For Yeissy, education is a means to translate and communicate scientific knowledge of the natural environment to the general public.
Fiorella Herrera, or Fiochi as she is known, studies marine biology, is an ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals Fund of the United Nations,
Before establishing NPC, Sam worked on various wildlife rescue and reintroduction projects in South America, Asia and the Middle East.
In 2006 Sam graduated with an MSc in Primate Conservation and in 2013 he earned his PhD in the conservation and ecology of Andean primates, both from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Since 2007 he has been in South America carrying out conservation and research in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. He tries to bridge the gap between academia and activism. Sam lives in the city of Moyobamba but is frequently in the field or on the road between our various projects.
Anthony Almeyda Fuertes
Anthony is a Mammalogist from San Marcos University, Peru. Since 2012 he has been involved in numerous field research on small
flying and non-flying mammals accumulating experience regarding mammals’ inventories and bioacoustics. In 2016 he took part in conservation work on the critically endangered San Martín’s Titi Monkey (Plecturocebus Oenanthe). In late 2022 he joined NPC as a community project coordinator working with two conservation concessions: El gran Simacache and Jardines Ángel del Sol with the goal of protecting the fragile ecosystems where primates live.