Conservation of Biodiversity in Peruvianamazonia Through Integrated Action

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Conservation of Biodiversity in Peruvian Amazonia through integrated action 139 Conservation of Biodiversity in Peruvian Amazonia through integrated action Conservación de Biodiversidad en la Amazonía peruana a través de acciones integradas Sanna-Kaisa Juvonen1*, Luis Campos Baca2, León Bendayan Acosta2, Ada Castillo Ordinola2, Lizardo Fachin Malaverri2, Darwin Gómez Ventocilla2, Risto Kalliola2, Kember Mejía Carhuanca2, José Luis Mena Alvarez2, Víctor Miyakawa Solís2, Fernando Rodríguez Achung2, Juan José Rodríguez Gamarra2, Kalle Ruokolainen2, Jukka Salo2, José Sanjurjo Vilchez2, Pekka Soini Nordberg2 & Hernán Tello Fernandez2 1 Project Biological Diversity of Peruvian Amazonia (BIODAMAZ, Peru-Finland), Instituto de…show more content…
Introduction After the signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the United Nations Congress on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, a number of development projects addressing the theme of biodiversity has considerably increased. Many of these projects have been channeled through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) or other international agencies. Also, many bilateral projects have seen light. In the aftermath of the signing of the Convention the Peruvian Government approached the Finnish Government in 1995 with a proposal of a technical assistance project to assess the biological diversity of Peruvian Amazonia and to assist Peru in developing a national strategy for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in that region - a requirement of the Convention. This request was a result of a long-term research engagement between Peru and Finland through institutional cooperation between Peruvian institutions and universities and the University of Turku in Finland. This cooperation had already produced valuable new insights to assessment of biodiversity in Peruvian Amazonia (Kalliola et al. 1993, Tuomisto et al. 1995, Ruokolainen et al. 1997, Kalliola & Flores 1998). The Peruvian proposal resulted in a three-year cooperation project (1999-2002) between the governments of Peru and Finland called the Biological Diversity of Peruvian Amazonia Project in order to address

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