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Pandas in the Wild

Posted on 08 May 2019

Josefina Braña-Varela, Senior Director of Forest and Climate, visiting the farm of a small-scale producer who is participating in WWF-Peru’s Paisajes Productivos Sostenible (PPS, or Sustainable Productive Landscapes) in the Amazonian province of Tahuamanu, Madre de Dios. The expansion of small and medium scale agriculture is the principal cause of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon, driving forest fragmentation, biodiversity loss, and increased greenhouse gas emissions. PPS converts these producers from forest threats to forest allies by helping them improve their production planning and practices, supporting them to conserve and even expand the forests still standing on their lands.
Josefina Braña-Varela, Senior Director of Forest and Climate (far left)
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Josefina Braña-Varela, Senior Director of Forest and Climate (second from left).
© Nelson Gutierrez/WWF-Peru