Securing the Wampís territory

In 2015 the Wampís people declared their rights over their traditional lands. This project aims to support the Wampís to gain legal recognition of these rights both in Peru and internationally. The Wampís people are already conserving their forests, biodiversity and mitigating against climate change.

The project will try to increase income for the forest community through efficient and sustainable agricultural techniques. This will include improving abandoned farmplots and promoting agroforestry such as cocoa. The project will also monitor land use change and forest loss. It will benefit thousands in the indigenous group.


Threats:


• Agricultural expansion by migrants.
• Industrial logging and mining (both legal and illegal).
• Proposed mega-projects such as the Manseriche mega dam.


Achievements:


Size of Wales is excited to support this new project.

Hectares:


1,327,761


Partner:



Small action - big impact