Posters highlight dry forest threats
As part of the celebrations relating to the International Day for Biological Diversity (held annually on 22 May), the DarwinNet project has produced a number of materials including posters highlighting the perils of forest loss in the dry forests of northwest Peru. This had a special relevance as this year's Biodiversity Day theme was 'Protecting Biodiversity in Drylands'.
The posters were designed and produced by partner organisation Nature & Culture International in Sullana, Peru, and were sponsored by the British Embassy in Lima. 2,000 posters were printed and have been distributed throughout the region.
'DarwinNet – the Peru/Ecuador dry forest clearing-house mechanism' is a project centred on information exchange to enhance the conservation and sustainable development of the critically threatened equatorial dry forests of Peru and Ecuador. BirdLife is a partner in the project.
The region is equivalent to the Tumbesian Endemic Bird Area (EBA), an area which has exceptional levels of species found nowhere else on the planet, including 14 threatened species of birds that are unique to the region.
Funded by the Darwin Initiative of the British Government, the project is implemented by BirdLife International through local institutions and in collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Consejo Nacional del Ambiente (CONAM) in Peru, and the Ministerio del Ambiente in Ecuador.