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A long process of awareness was necessary and sometimes very firm awareness to successfully oblige authorities to stop inertia and even complicity with hunters and traffickers of Lagunas.
The first to respond effectively: Marina del Peru that controls navigation along the Huallaga River though (...)
Over 80 % of trafficked wild animals die during transportation or captivity. In the case of primates for every small captured a mother was killed .70%of the hunted monkeys are females with their offspring. Warren in charge of theIkamaperu team discovers at a hunter’s place ayoung woolly (...)
It is the culmination of a long process of dialogue,enquiries trails and tenacity with indifferent authorities which allowed numerous confiscations of animals but also the convening of a dozen major hunters and traffickers before the judge for crime prevention.
Congratulations to the Peruvian (...)
The Project at Ikama Peru
Currently, Ikama Peru has a 90 hectareas rehabilitation center for primates in the heart of the Amazon basin called la Media Luna at 20 mn from the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. This centre is focussed primarily on the conservation of wild populations of woolly monkeys (...)
Woolly Jumpers: Made in Peru
One hour special for Animal Planet - Saturday 16th September at 8pm
What on earth is a woolly monkey? Sorry, did you say woolly monkey?
To some the mere mention of a woolly monkey draws puzzled expressions and a grin of expectancy - there must be a punchline! A (...)
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Ikamaperu’s story began exactly twenty years ago in the north-east of the Peruvian Amazon.
Around us we were witnessing the destruction of biodiversity, with no effective legal protection. The indigenous communities of Alto Mayo – the Awajun - were suffering from the combined impacts of a market economy, the introduction of agricultural monocultures and settlers invading their lands. The way of life, culture and soul were disappearing from these forest societies.
In 1997 with the help of (...)