WWF's work in Peru
In 1997, WWF established a comprehensive country conservation programme. Since then, the WWF Peru Programme Office (PPO) has gone on to achieve a number of conservation goals. Today, WWF concentrates its efforts primarily in 6 of Peru's 14 priority ecoregions:
* Southwestern Amazon Moist Forests
* Amazon River and Flooded Forests
* Humboldt Current
* Napo Moist Forests
* Central Andean Yungas
* Northern Andean Montane Forests.
WWF Peru Programme Office main goals are:
* To protect Peru's numerous endangered and/or endemic fauna and flora species, such as the marine turtle species, spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus), giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque); and among the flora species the Aguaje palm (Mauritia flexuosa) and, the big-leafed mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla).
* To support the creation and effective management of natural protected areas through political advocacy and the design of conservation master plans, capacity building efforts, and supervision and control.
* To strengthen the framework of Peru's National Protected Areas System (SINANPE). Specifically, with financial support from USAID-Peru, the Peru Programme Office recently helped to develop a national scorecard matrix to evaluate management capacity in natural protected areas, which has already been run twice in 28 natural protected areas. The PPO also prepared a draft biological monitoring tool and overall monitoring system for natural protected areas.
To achieve these goals, WWF Peru Programme Office works in the following areas: