Our goal: this project will protect the critically endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey and the endangered Andean night monkey. In 2020, Amazonas became the first region with a Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of threatened Primates, a sub-national policy tool designed to implement the National Plan for the Conservation of threatened primates in Peru.
Peru's National Plan for the Conservation of Threatened Primates needed regional plans to ensure the policy could be effectively implemented.
Government support for conservation efforts is vitally important, as they have the authority to support and enforce research, development, and conservation policy. Additionally, legal policies have a wide reach over time and space, ensuring cooperation and long-term commitment to conservation practices.
By supporting the creation and long-term viability of this plan to protect threatened primates, the project helps ensure lasting conservation of these unique species.
The Regional Action Plan brings together experts and leaders from different sectors to produce actionable commitments to protect the yellow-tailed woolly monkey Lagothrix flavicauda and the Andean night monkey Aotus miconax.
We are supporting the collaborative work of local and regional governments, campesino communities, NGOs, and scientists to unify efforts conserving these primates.
To ensure successful implementation and financial sustainability, we worked with the Regional Government of Amazonas to produce a public investment study—the first of its kind led by a regional government.