Conservation Concession Tres Quebradas, San Martin
Tres Quebradas is a Conservation Concession that will be managed by the local association ‘Asociassion for the protection and conservation area Tres Quebradas’ from the village of Bagazan. It will protect 4,176 ha. of habitat for the Critically Endangered Andean titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe).
It protects primary rain forest in one of the most deforested areas of Peru. This new area borders another Conservation Concession we are working towards with the village of Ricardo Palma. Together the two areas will protect approximately 6,000 ha of habitat.
San Martin suffers from the highest deforestation rates in Peru with nearly 85% of the region completely deforested. The main threats to wildlife and forests in this area are clear cutting for pasture and logging concessions. The local people from the villages of Ricardo Palma and Bagazan are committed to conservation, not only through the registration of these reserves but also through their decision to cultivate organic cacao.
The final proposal for the creation of the reserve has been handed in to the San Martin Regional Government and is awaiting approval.