Our goal: Our collaborative and groundbreaking research on the region’s insects and primates will strengthen efforts to conserve the forests of Ayacucho. The Valle del Río Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro, (known as the VRAEM), is one of the most diverse areas in the Ayacucho Region. It encompasses various types of forests, from seasonally dry inter-Andean forests to humid cloudforests.
Publishing basic research on the biodiversity of the region will inform conservation policies and projects like ecotourism in the region or sustainable production of forest products.
This was the first project focused on understanding the previously unknown diversity of the region’s insects. Closing this gap in scientific knowledge is an essential first step in protecting the region’s biodiversity.
This research was coordinated by the Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management of the Regional Government of Ayacucho.