50 Years Manu National Park – World Champion of Diversity05/25/2023News
50 Years Manu National Park – World Champion of Diversity
Manu National Park in Peru is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Located in the southeast of the country, the protected area is not only a world champion of biodiversity, but also an outstanding example of a close connection between nature and tradition. It is rightly a UNESCO World Heritage Site and … Read more
- 10/25/2022Project update
The plight of the Giant Otter10/25/2022Project update
The plight of the Giant Otter
The largest mustelid species in the world is in trouble. Activities such as mining are destroying their habitat. How safe are they within protected areas? Only monitoring can give us a good answer.
- 10/17/2022Project update
Where are the Amazonian manatees?10/17/2022Project update
Where are the Amazonian manatees?
The largest freshwater mammal in South America, the Amazonian manatee is not easy to find, especially in a National Park roughly the size of Yellowstone. But protecting this species is important. FZS Peru and partners have a way to find them.
- 04/20/2022Project update
Discovering Manu National Park – there’s an app for that04/20/2022Project update
Discovering Manu National Park – there’s an app for that
A new mobile application helps visitors to Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve explore unforgettable routes and tourist destinations with greater ease and contribute to managing the areas in the future. A benefit to protected areas and local communities.
Peruvian indigenous leader who helped establish Yaguas National Park, wins prestigious environmental award06/16/2021
Peruvian indigenous leader who helped establish Yaguas National Park, wins prestigious environmental award
We are pleased to announce that Liz Chicaje Churay won the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize for Central & South America.
- 04/30/2021Press release
Peruvian president visits Manu Biosphere to sign conservation agreement04/30/2021Press release
Peruvian president visits Manu Biosphere to sign conservation agreement
The Peruvian President, Francisco Sagasti, accompanied by the Minister of Environment, Gabriel Quijandría, and a large delegation visited the Manu Biosphere Reserve to seal a conservation agreement between the communities, the state, and a private enterprise.
- 04/28/2021Press release
The Guardians of the Rainforest04/28/2021Press release
The Guardians of the Rainforest
Four remarkable personalities who have dedicated themselves to protecting the Amazon rainforest will be honored with the Frankfurt Conservation Awards 2021 on April 28th. They are all crucial FZS partners.
From seed to tree10/14/2020News
From seed to tree
30 years ago, two young biologists embarked on a research project to study giant otters in Peru. The results of their work are felt even today, in surprising ways.
In memory of Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez08/10/2020News
In memory of Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez
The Frankfurt Zoological Society would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez, Indigenous leader and advocate for Yaguas National Park, who sadly passed away in July 2020 due to COVID-19.
Expert opinion: Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon06/10/2020News
Expert opinion: Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon
The damage can be seen in satellite images. Says Astrid Aguilar, FZS Gold Mining and Conservation Coordinator. But global solutions are needed.
- 02/17/2020Project update
“When I finish school, I want to go to Nopoki University”02/17/2020Project update
“When I finish school, I want to go to Nopoki University”
FZS facilitates access to university for indigenous students of the Peruvian Amazon.