Peru

Expand Gorongosa: A Thriving Sanctuary for Endangered Species

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Safeguard Rare and Beautiful Cloud Forest

In south central Peru’s Andes mountain range, the pristine and beautiful Toldopampa Cloud Forest is easily distinguished by the cloud cover that envelops the lush green treetops.

 

The steep slopes used to keep this forest remote and largely untouched, but now we need your help to save it as modern technology and improved transportation infrastructure have given easier access to those who wish to exploit the landscape for short-term monetary gain. Unchecked deforestation has levelled swaths of trees for unsustainable cattle grazing and the area’s potential for mining is quickly attracting developers.

Location:

Toldopampa, Peru

Acres:

130,337

Species:

Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR), Andean Night Monkey (EN), Black-faced Black Spider Monkey (EN)

Acres Conserved by:

Designation

Partner:

Yunkawasi

Project Carbon Storage:

15,437,299 mT*

*(metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents)

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Stop Deforestation, Help Local Communities

The destruction of these forests releases millions of tons of carbon and threatens the only home of the Huanca indigenous people who have lived there for generations. In addition, species like the endemic Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR) and Andean Night Monkey (EN), who rely on high-elevation forests for survival are put at serious risk of extinction.

 

To prevent further damage and safeguard this ecosystem in perpetuity, One Tribe is working with our local partner, Yunkawasi, to establish a 130,337-acre protected area in the Toldopampa Cloud Forest. If we do not act quickly, the site will soon become heavily populated and the land will be lost forever.

Help Us Set a Conservation Standard in the Region

Locally, your support will help the Huanca communities in and around the proposed site gain legal title to their lands, who have cultural traditions and forest stewardship practices that are threatened by deforestation. Our partner is also working closely with the Huanca people to minimize risks to this landscape by setting a standard for protection in the region.

 

Globally, the protection of this paradise will keep 15.5 million metric tons of carbon – nearly equivalent to the annual emissions of every passenger car in the state of Virginia – stored in our Earth.

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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Toldopampa, Peru

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