Peru hosts a staggering diversity of climate zones and ecosystems. Its lush Amazon forests store vast amounts of carbon and biodiversity, and its mountain glaciers provide water for the majority of the population on the desert coast. Yet with increased temperatures associated with climate change, coupled with destructive illegal mining, logging, and drug trade, Peru is confronting broad-scale watershed management issues. These range from glacial melting, to significant forest loss. USAID supports Peru’s sustainable landscape programs to conserve forests in the Peruvian Amazon Basin and with programming in the Andes to adapt to water-related threats.

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Peru - Mountain Families
Peru - Mountain Families