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Connecting people, forest and ecosystem - from coast to Andes in Peru

A new conservation area protects threatened Andean bears, water for agriculture and carbon for climate.
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No one doubts we need to work together more than ever and finding common linkage is always key. In this case, it was a fantastic combination of desert cats, solitary eagles, tamandua and Andean bear (or spectacled - the original Paddington).

Working with inspirational support of rural communities, government, NGO’s and local business*, we reached a conservation agreement breakthrough, dedicating a 4,005-hectare mountain range forest, as a conservation area and linking corridor. Our research revealed this dry forest area to be home to a little known group of Andean Bears. The agreement for conservation in Lambayeque, extends the home-range habitat of these Andean bears to allow them to migrate between tropical dry forest and relict Andean forests of Laquipampa, Cajamarca and the Rio Marañón system beyond. Our community engagement and research uncovered the truly exceptional value of this corridor, not only providing for protection and movement of bears, but also for the rarely seen Pampas cat (Leopardus colocolo), Southern tamandua - arboreal anteaters (Tamandua tetradactyla), and highly threatened White-winged guan (Penelope albipennis), the mysterious Black solitary eagle (Buteogallus solitarius), even the snowy mantled King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) and roaming Puma (Puma concolor) and – revealed themselves to our camera traps.

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* Comunidad Campesina San Francisco de Asís, Lambayeque

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Laquipampa - SERNANP, see film

Spectacled Bear Conservation Peru, see film