30 Jun '11, 6pm

Conservation of forests near the sacred city of Machu Picchu will benefit -- from a $2M fund!

This press release is available: EN ESPAÑOL Washington, D.C ., Conservation efforts targeting threatened high-altitude forests in the Andes Mountains near the sacred, ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, Peru, will benefit from a new $2 million endowment fund established by Fondo de las Américas del perú (FONDAM ), Conservation International’s Global Conservation Fund (GCF), Conservation International – Perú, and American Bird Conservancy (ABC). The endowment fund will disburse funds for projects to conserve Polylepis woodlands beginning in 2012. Polylepis is a genus of trees and shrubs unique to the Andes of South America. Conserving Polylepis forests is crucial for protecting biodiversity and water sources for nearby communities. These forests support threatened bird species, including the Royal Cinclodes, White-browed Tit-Spinetail, and Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant. ABC and it...

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