How does ARC decide which land to purchase?
Is the land ecologically significant?
Is the land habitat for species at risk?
Does the land protect habitat for migrating species?
Does the land create or enhance corridors with other protected areas or conserved land?
Does the land act as a buffer zone for non contact communities?
Is the land at risk for mining, logging, and poaching activities?
What are the possible risks to owning the land?
Does ARC have the necessary resources?
How do you secure the land held by ARC from illegal loggers, gold miners and poachers?
We maintain an active and visible presence on the land by hiring local people to act as wardens and patrol the area. The Peruvian government offers support to conservation efforts through its Ecological Police (Policia ecologic) and the Ministry of Environment. Once we have completed the construction of our biological centre, the continual presence of volunteers, researchers and staff members will secure the properties even more tightly. In addition, we are investigating different technologies to monitor and combat illegal activities.