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Local Communities Protect Their Amazon

Posted on 17 January 2011 by editor

Alto Huayabamba in San Martín, Peru. Credit: AMPA

By Milagros Salazar*

LIMA, Jan 16, 2011 (Tierramérica) – San Martín is one of the three most deforested Amazon regions in Peru. But now local residents and non-governmental organisations have joined with local and regional authorities to defend the flora, fauna and water resources and halt the destruction of the rainforests.
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