LOCATION: HUALLAGA-MARANON, PERU
TARGET SPECIES: YELLOW-TAILED WOOLY MONKEY, SAN MARTIN TITI MONKEY, PERUVIAN NIGHT MONKEY
STATUS: ESTABLISHED (SUSTAINED BY LOCAL LEADERS)
Community Conservation worked with Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC) to create a network of 11 forest reserves managed by the local farmers (read more about the original network of reserves) up until around 2011. The 11 participating communities are now integrated in a strong network of community-run reserves, managed by the local farmers. NPC has been helping these communities protect their primate habitat ever since.
Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, NPC had just completed some initial surveys of areas near the villages which are already participating in the conservation work. There’s a lot of good habitat there for the area’s endangered primates as well as new villages which could join the conservation network.
Community Conservation is working with NPC to incorporate 4 new communities, which will expand the network of community-managed reserves to 15 total. Plans for the next 12 months include the incorporation of a new conservation concession into the network, the creation of one new community protected area, and outreach to additional communities in the area.