Peru

Peru
Population

Population

32000000 people
Country Size

Country size

128500000 hectares
Forest Cover

Forest cover

74000000 hectares
  • Peru sits in the Andean Amazon, a region that faces enormous threats to its ecological integrity, as well as to its traditional inhabitants, mostly vulnerable indigenous peoples.
  • Forest conversion and fragmentation, mainly by agriculture and cattle ranching, is boosted by the continued expansion of the road network. Forest degradation and deforestation is driven by illegal logging and mining, as well as unsustainable forest product harvesting. Water contamination and hydrological alteration occurs in river basins affected by mega dams and extractive industries such as oil.
  • The Madre de Dios region in the southern Peruvian Amazon is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, but now has more than 3,000 mining concessions in operation. In total, 34% of the Peruvian Amazon is covered in oil and gas concessions – this includes concessions allocated over titled land and protected areas.
  • Working here since 1998.

Projects in this country

Real-time Monitoring

Real-time Monitoring

Real-time community-based monitoring is a tool that connects local people with national law enforcement in an effort to stop illegal logging and deforestation. Using our bespoke ForestLink system, for...

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Sustainable Livelihoods In Peru

Sustainable Livelihoods In Peru

This project helps indigenous Ashaninka families in the Peruvian Amazon to generate sustainable income through the production of environmentally-friendly crops like cocoa. Our work is based in the Ene...

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Partners

AIDESEP

AIDESEP

AIDESEP (Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana) represents the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, working for the defense and respect of their collective rights. AIDESEP works to expose indigenous people's struggles and present alternative development proposals according to their worldview and culture.

CARE

CARE

CARE stands for Central Ashaninka del Rio Ene, and is located in the Ene River Valley, Peru. The main aim of CARE is to support the Ashaninka communities to achieve a “good life”. The organisation represents 17 communities and 33 annexes in the Ene River. We have worked with CARE since 2008, primarily on our Sustainable Livelihoods project.

FEDIQUEP

FEDIQUEP

FEDIQUEP (The Indigenous Federation Quechua del Pastaza) acts as a representative organisation for the indigenous Quechua people of Pastaza in Peru. RFUK began working with FEDIQUEP in 2017 as part of our Real-Time Monitoring project in the Peruvian Amazon.

FENAMAD

FENAMAD

FENAMAD (Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes) is a regional organization that represents 36 communities of the Madre de Dios region of Peru. FENAMAD was created by indigenous communities to channel their proposals to governments and other actors, and to help promote indigenous rights and well-being.

Kemito Ene

Kemito Ene

Kemito Ene is a cooperative association representing hundreds of Asháninka cocoa producers in Peru. Founded in 2010, Kemito Ene brings growers together to market their cocoa under organic and fair trade certifications.