Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests

by A Rocha Peru
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests
Help communities to conserve Peru's Dry Forests

Summary

Peru's coastal dry forests are currently threatened, impacting biodiversity and the vulnerability of the low-income communities that depend on them. This project will support communities to restore, conserve, and sustainably manage over 1,350 hectares of local dry forest landscapes. In the long-term, the project will contribute to biodiversity conservation and the improvement of local livelihoods in the region.

$15,000
total goal
$1,947
remaining
70
donors
4
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
4
years

Challenge

29,000 hectares of Peru's coastal dry forests are cleared every year, with key species of trees becoming endangered and valuable biodiversity lost. Low-income farming communities rely upon these forests for water, food, income, and protection from disasters such as landslides and floods. Only 3% of dry forests remain, increasingly impacted by climate change, agricultural expansion, and illegal logging of native trees for fuel. Communities require support to protect and manage these forests.

Solution

This project will support local farming communities to restore, conserve, and sustainably manage over 1,350 hectares of local dry forest landscapes. Specifically, the project will create protection agreements with landowners, restore degraded land with 900 native species, install 30 improved cookstoves to reduce domestic firewood usage, sensitize and spread awareness on dry forest restoration, conservation, and sustainable management and create opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.

Long-Term Impact

In the long-term, the project will restore up to 12 hectares of degraded land by 2024, and influence and protect over 1,350 hectares of local dry forest landscapes, reducing threats to endangered species and communities vulnerable to climate events. Additionally, at least 6 low-income, farming communities will possess the capacity to conserve dry forests and realise sustainable economic activities that enhance their income, with the ability to share their knowledge and skills with others.

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Organization Information

A Rocha Peru

Location: Lima - Peru
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @arochaperu
Project Leader:
Filipa Brasch
Lima , Lima Peru
$13,053 raised of $15,000 goal
 
338 donations
$1,947 to go
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