Grantee Profile

Servicios Ecosistemicos Peru

Grants to Servicios Ecosistemicos Peru

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CUSCO, PERU — Servicios Ecosistemicos Peru (sePeru) opens access to forest-friendly value chains and markets for indigenous communities and marginalized groups that manage some of the world’s most culturally and biologically diverse landscapes. The project consolidates a conservation corridor covering 122,000 hectares between Manu and Otishi National Parks and Amarakaeri Communal Reserve. SePeru has partnered with nine rural communities to carry out an integrated approach to landscape conservation that features nature-based enterprise, culturally fitting management tools, and strategic use of information technology. In addition, sePeru is coordinating efforts among MacArthur grantees to support Peru’s Ministry of Culture in addressing emerging challenges of sustainable development in an area where isolated indigenous groups are entering into early stages of contact with the outside world. These efforts expand incentives and capacity to manage ecosystems for multiple benefits in the Alto Madre de Dios and Urubamba watersheds.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CUSCO, PERU — Servicios Ecosistemicos Peru promotes healthy ecosystems through improved understanding of value chains and markets and open participation of beneficiaries in these chains in ways that respond to ecosystem conservation needs. The grant will prepare land use zoning plans in Indigenous communities of the Upper Madre de Dios, design and certify ecosystem service for environmental credit sales that deliver a diverse, locally acceptable stream of goods and income to community members, and create a corridor covering 122,000 ha between Manu and Otishi National Parks and Amarakaeri Communal Reserve.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Servicios Ecosistemicos Peru $550,000 between 1978 and 2016.