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[Ambassador report] [Free report]: Day of Protected Natural Areas

by Kevin Lopez | 20-10-2020 12:41 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



At present, in Peru there are about 75 Natural Protected Areas (ANP) under national administration, 139 Regional Conservation Areas (ACR) and 141 Private Conservation Areas (ACP). 59 years have passed since the creation of the Cutervo National Park in 1960 in the Cajamarca region, being the first Protected Natural Area of ​​Peru with the category of National Park.

One of the main political mechanisms for the protection of biodiversity and to avoid the extinction of species of flora and fauna is the establishment of protected natural areas. In Peru, Law N° 26834 - “Law of Protected Natural Areas”, established in June 1997, is the legal mechanism that seeks to define the guidelines for the declaration, selection and management of these areas, patrimonies of the Nation [1 ].

In November 2019, the Ministry of the Environment of Peru declared October 17 as the Day of Protected Natural Areas, in order to highlight the importance of these areas for their contribution to the sustainable development of the country. Peru is one of the ten most diverse countries in the world, since it has 28 of the 32 climates, 84 of the 117 life zones and 71 percent of the tropical glaciers on the planet. For this reason, it ranks first in species of butterflies, third in birds and amphibians, fourth in mammals, as well as being home to 1,141 species of freshwater fish and 1,090 species in our seas [2].

In addition to the great biological and ecosystem diversity that the Protected Natural Areas host, they provide ecosystem services to thousands of families throughout Peru and the world. The environmental awareness and education campaigns have generated great positive impacts on the population to reduce the impact of local pollution on biodiversity.

It is common knowledge that if we do not take care of our soils, our waters and our nature, we will be the cause of depleting the planet's resources in a short time. What is going to happen? Well, I would not like to find out. We still have time to make a change, scientific experts have already affirmed how bad our home (planet earth) is, it is time to do something about it.

 

References:

[1] https://bit.ly/2Tawjyk

[2] https://bit.ly/3dOJ23i

 

Photos:

[1] Cutervo National Park

[2] Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu


6 Comments

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Kevin!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for introducing Day of Protected Natural Areas in Peru.
    I could realize that Peru has a lot of conservation areas to protect nature.
    Here in Korea we also have protected national area but the amount is small.
    To conserve diverse natural environment and achieve SDGs this contribution is essential.
    As you mentioned, we should to something to take care our mother earth.
    Green cheers!

    Sincerely,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 02-11-2020 06:40

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings kevin
    I hope you are doing well
    Very informative
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 28-10-2020 11:44

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Kevin,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Thank you for sharing the report about the Day of Protected Natural Areas.
    I'm glad to hear that Peru is working so hard to protect its nature,
    and I hope every country can do similar things in order to maintain their gift by nature.
    I'm curious about if there were any activities run to celebrate the day of protected natural areas.
    Hope that Peru keeps working hard for a sustainable development, and provides green education.

    Green cheers!

    Regards,
    WooJoo

    Posted 23-10-2020 15:04

yashwanth kalabandalapati

Puja Khadka

  • Puja Khadka says :
    Hello Kevin,
    I hope you are all good.
    Firstly thank you for sharing such an informative report.
    Keep sharing more and more.
    With Regards,
    Puja khadka
    Posted 20-10-2020 21:42

Biddhya pandey

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