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The Central Huallaga programme includes at this moment two community conservation initiatives: the Shitariyacu project  and the Tres Quebradas project, in the villages of Ricardo Palma and Bagazán. 

Both projects promote together the conservation of an area of almost 6.000 hectares of humid tropical forest. To assist the conservation activities, it is important to execute an extensive education programme to connect the local population with the forest that they want to protect.

The first educational activities in 2012 included participative workshops, presentations by professionals, visits to the proposed protected area and environmental activities for children and adults. 

Just like in most other localities, a large part of the inhabitants of Ricardo Palma and Bagazán are migrants of other Peruvian regions. As they were not born near the proposed conservation area, they do not yet have a strong emotional bond with the territory they live in. The participate workshops are important to reinforce this bond and explain the importance of nature conservation for the future of the communities.

For most conservation programmes, including that in the Central Huallaga region, Proyecto Mono Tocón supports activities initiated by other conservation entities. This is the case for the Pucunucho project, an education and conservation project for the San Martin titi monkey near the town of Juanjui. The NGO Amazónicos por la Amazonia (AMPA) requested the help of Proyecto Mono Tocón for the implication of an education programme in the Private Conservation Area Pucunucho. That project has been concluded with the creation of a conservation committee, consisting of the people living around the conservation area, and the inauguration of an interpretation centre. The centre will not only receive tourists and scholars visiting the area, but will also serve as basis for the conservation committee.

 

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