Private Conservation Area Hierba Buena- Allpayacu, Amazonas
The Peruvian ministry of the environment announced the official resolution in 2011 (Resolución Ministerial Nº123-2011-MINAM) creating the Private Conservation Area “Hierba Buena-Allpayacu”. This reserve covers an area of 2,282.12 hectares of cloud forests in the community of Corosha, Amazonas department. We began work in this area in 2007/8 and have been joined by other institutions, headed by The Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) and San Marcos University to help register the reserve.
The reserve is home to two endemic primate species, the yellow tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) and the Andean night monkey (Aotus miconax) and many spectacular bird species including the long whiskered owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi) and the Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikerii). The reserve also protects other species of flora and fauna, preserves the communities water resources, which are also used as the source of hydroelectric energy as well as conserving the community’s cultural heritage.
The creation of this area was the first of a series of community run reserves we are working to create in the north east of Peru.