ARC Northern Peru is creating a wildlife corridor in the valley between the two mountain ranges of the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area. A main focus of this project is to protect the region’s jaguars which are under threat from habitat loss and conflicts with humans. 

Our wildlife corridor project was launched in 2022 through our sister organization ARC Northern Peru (ARCNP). It can be found in the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area, near the town of Tarapoto in the San Martin region of Peru.

When the conservation area was created in 2005, an important valley between the two mountain ranges was excluded. At that time, 170 families lived there – most using the land for cattle ranching. Now, many of the ranchers are retiring and their children are not interested in carrying on the family business. This has left the ranchers looking to sell their land.

We saw this as an opportunity to purchase some of these lands to create a wildlife corridor. More specifically, an unbroken corridor linking the east and west Cordillera Escalera Mountain ranges for the safe transit of wildlife – with a particular focus on jaguars.

Jaguars are constantly under threat from habitat loss and conflicts with humans. Now, there are only an estimated 15,000 jaguars left in the world. Their last refuge is in the Amazon rainforest. Our wildlife corridor aims to protect jaguars before it’s too late.




  • Our wildlife corridor currently spans 135 hectares (334 acres).
  • Several parcels of land neighbouring our land are now available to purchase.
  • Acquiring more land would be a big step in the continued survival and growth of the jaguar population.
  • We need your help. With your support we can expand the safe pathways for endangered wildlife species to travel across the valley.
jaguar corridor map

Our camera traps continue to capture footage of healthy jaguars, pumas, tapirs, coatis and other wildlife. We are making an impact!

Join us in protecting and expanding our wildlife corridor.


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