Research & Education
Currently our accommodation facilities are extremely primitive. This has not stopped ARC’s scientists who are already in the process of collecting meaningful biological data that will be used to influence legislation designed to protect wildlife and their habitats. ARC scientists are using Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing as decision support tools for conservation of our land. This research will be used for species monitoring, conservation corridor design, protected area establishment, community engagement, reforestation and agroforestry, We are also testing and developing new strategies and technologies for conservation.
We plan to begin phase one of the construction of a proper research station in the fall of 2017. This research station will:
- Allow us to promote partnerships with scientists and students from various institutions around the world to work together on conservation, environmental education projects, collaborate research opportunities and community initiatives.
- Help us assist in the education and strengthening the leadership of the local Peruvian people as guardians of this regions natural resources.
- Enable us to research and test plots for sustainable livelihood projects for the brazil nut harvesters in the area who are currently supplementing their income will illegal logging and gold mining