Preparation of environmental baseline, and other specific tools for the Martin Sagrado Biocorridor REDD+ Project
About the project
The Martín Sagrado Biocorridor (BMS) REDD+ Project, located in the San Martín region, covers an extension of more than 303 thousand hectares of tropical forest, with high conservation value. It is estimated that there are more than 900 animal species and 5,000 plant species in the area. In addition, the area provides valuable ecosystem services, being the origin of several important rivers, such as the Huayabamba. The area is made of three Concessions for Conservation: Monte Cristo, El Breo and Martin Sagrado. Since 2013, it has been part of the Río Huayabamba/Abiseo Model Forest, and since 2016, it has been part of the Gran Pajaten Biosphere Reserve.
Therefore, it seeks to avoid deforestation, maintain and increase carbon reserves in the area, preserve the hydrological cycle, as well as conserve biodiversity and endangered species. In addition, it is intended to improve the Management and Governance of its field.
In this context, this research project seeks to strengthen the scientific and inventory component of the biodiversity of trees and fauna in the territories of the conservation concessions of the REDD+ Biocorredor Martín Sagrado project and the buffer communities of the area of each concession.
- To design a monitoring system that generates information to build appropriate biodiversity management measures, increasing the impact of the project on the conservation and sustainable management of forest services and resources.
- To establish the appropriate methodology to transfer knowledge, monitoring and evaluation of trees and fauna, adapted to the local population, to strengthen and enhance the current involvement and participation of the beneficiaries in the project.
- To generate a reference database, reliable and with scientific support, to contribute into making informed and knowledgeable decisions, to be able to design or improve project intervention strategies.
Norma Salinas (Principal Investigator, PUCP)