The Alto Mayo Protected Forest (BPAM) covers an area of more than 180,000 Ha and harbor important species such as the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda), the Peruvian slipper orchid (Phragmipedium kovachii), the puma (Puma concolor), the San Martin Titi Monkey (Plecturocebus oenanthe), the Night Monkey (Aotus miconax) and the Royal Sunangel (Heliangelus regalis). Both in the BPAM and in its buffer zone, ECOAN develops support activities in the management framework between SERNANP and Conservation International (CI).
As local partners of CI and SERNANP, ECOAN directs conservation strategies with the resident communities of the BPAM and its buffer zone. Our activities focus on the development and implementation of conservation agreements and the development of economic activities for the responsible use of natural resources. These activities include advising shade-grown coffee, native cacao and forest pitahaya, these varieties do not require the destruction of the canopy for their production and allow the recovery of vegetation cover. The use of the natural resources of the BPAM is reinforced by the development of ecotourism and pilot activities such as orchids and meliponiculture. Likewise, ECOAN develops training workshops and supports native communities of the Awajun ethnic group in the rescue and revalorization of ancestral crops and medicinal plants.