Can you spot the Peruvian Jaguar?

Can you spot the Peruvian Jaguar? What’s black and orange, covered in spots and incredibly hard to see? A Jaguar. In Peru, which is home to many of the world’s Jaguars, this large cat goes by the name “otorongo”, or beast. And rightly so – the jaguar is the most powerful predator in the Americas.…

Fire protection in the Amazon

2019 saw an increase in forest fires across the globe. In Indonesia, fires set to clear land for palm oil ravaged ancient rainforests and in Siberia and Alaska, unprecedented wildfires tore through millions of hectares of frozen lands.  At the start of 2020, things look just as worrying with Australia only recently emerging from a…

Environmental Education at Cordillera Azul

Environmental education is of vital importance. It helps people all across the globe to understand ongoing environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take crucial action to improve the environment, both locally to the individual and on a broader, cross-boundary level. The benefits of environmental education are profound and multi-faceted, resulting in a deeper understanding…

Supporting local communities through Quality of Life Plans in Cordillera Azul

The Cordillera Azul National Park in Peru protects a vast and remote landscape of unique geological and biological features covering 1.6 million hectares of threatened forest. Surrounding the protected park, local people live in over 560 communities that rely on the environment for their survival, including more than 30 indigenous communities and even some uncontacted…

Forest hero: Genoveva, cacao farmer

Meet Genoveva Cueva Espinoza, a local cacao farmer working in the buffer zone of our Cordillera Azul National Park project in Peru. She comes from a town called Cachiyacu in the district of Pólvora and the province of Tocache, Peru. CIMA, the Peruvian NGO that implements our Cordillera Azul National Park project, supports local cacao…