Expanding our conservation efforts in northern Peru
To build on our mission and expand our impact, A Rocha Peru is planning a number of new initiatives to help protect the environment and create long-lasting conservation solutions in Peru:
- the Dry Forest Program (PBS) aims to restore and conserve dry forests in northern Peru. The Dry Forest Project of Pacasmayo is the first phase of the Dry Forest Program and the program will seek to extend the activities of our project in Pacasmayo to other places in the northern macro-region including the Calipuy National Reserve, La Libertad and the restoration of the dry forest ecosystem in the regional conservation area in Salitral Huarmaca, Piura.
- a stewardship of creation program in La Libertad aiming to sensitize and involving the members of churches and Christian institutions through seminars or conferences on the importance of God’s creation.
- The checo project in northern Peru that aims to conserve and restore the Czech (Lagenaria Siceraria) species in collaboration with farmers ARPE improving the agronomic practices of the crop such as the irrigation management and pest control hand in hand with a sensitization and awareness of the inhabitants about the importance of the crop. In addition, the project will help to cultivate and preserve one of the oldest musical instruments of the Afro-Peruvian community in northern Peru strengthening cultural identity by promoting the use of the instrument and its value at national and international level.
- The native cotton project in La Libertad and Lambayeque aiming to conserve the native cotton species and recovery of ancestral techniques such as the spinning of native cotton and production and promotion of native cotton products. In this way we would be empowering and improving the quality of life of the craftswomen who still keep the tradition of ancestral native cotton production.
As a part of this effort, we aim develop these initiatives through the collaboration, support and experiences of conservation practitioners and experts and others in a number of thematic working groups. We thank all those who have an interest in collaborating with us and look forward to working with you further. Your contribution is very important and highly appreciated for all of Rocha Peru.