SDM Project: Evaluation of the biodiversity chain in barren landscapes ecosystems restored through reforestation with Caesalpinea spinosa, in the southern semiarid coast of Peru

31.08.2015

SUBMITTED ORGANISATION

Asociasión Pro Desarroillo Agroindustrial de Camana (APAIC)

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

Faculty of Forest Sciences, Agrarian University – Lima-Peru

DATE OF SUBMISSION

31/08/2015

REGION

South America

COUNTRY

Peru

FOCAL POINT

Jorge Malleux, President APAIC

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Abstract

Poor ecological status and socio- economic conditions in the coastal areas of Camana represent the degraded semi-arid and sub- humid tropical zones of Peru. The area thus requires the development of alternative social, economic and environmental activities adapted to water scarcity, in order to support the restoration of degraded ecosystems and to improve the living conditions of local communities. This project evaluated the results and impacts of two previous projects that restored Caesalpinea spinosa (Tara) forests in semi-arid coastal ecosystems in Peru, with a particular focus on the linkages between water, soil, flora and fauna. Further, the Project developed a strategy for the restoration of barren lands along the southern coastal region of Peru.

Tara tree Plantation