Reforestation of Critical Wintering habitat for Neotropical Migrants VI - NMBCA Reforestation VI - Northern Peru.
The NMBCA Project (Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act) has been developed by ECOAN over the course of six years. This program manages the reforestation of disturbed habitats in the Province of Bongará in the Amazonas Region, with the purpose of recovering and increasing the populations of migratory bird species such as the Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea), Canada Warbler (Cardelina canadensis), Swainson´s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi), and Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), among others.
- Status: ACTIVE
- The NMBCA Program
American Bird Conservancy
To achieve this goal of habitat recovery, ECOAN has developed a reforestation program that has been running continuously for more than seven years, with five nurseries: a) Pomacochas Nursery with a total production capacity of 80,000 seedlings, b) Nursery of El Progreso with a production capacity of 60,000 seedlings, c) Nursery of the C.C. Yambrasbamba where we produce 40,000 seedlings, d) Nursery of the C.C. Shipasbamba in which we have been producing 20,000 seedlings and e) Nursery of Cocachimba that annually produces 7,000 seedlings.
ECOAN produces more than 25 native forest species, and each nursery produces the specific species required by the communities. The only exotic species produced is coffee, and only in places where there are optimal conditions for productive development. The primary species produced is Aliso (Alnus acuminata), followed by Cedar (Cedrella odorata), Guaba (Inga pavoniana), Guayacan (Tabebuia serratifolia), Limoncillo (Cantua alutacea), Higuerón (Ficus schultesii), and Romerillo (Podocarpus sp.).
Over the years we have managed to produce more than one million trees and to date have reforested approximately 1300 hectares, which are properly mapped and monitored. In addition, the program has benefited more than 850 families in the communities of San Lucas de Pomacochas, Yambrasbamba, Shipasbamba, Centro Poblado El Progreso, Cocachimba Annex, La Unión Annex, Caserío Vista Alegre, Caserío Oso Perdido, and La Esperanza.
In 2017 the reforestation program under NMBCA VII will continue, with a biannual production target of 160,000 seedlings.