Biodiversity and Development in the AmazonPeru
The School for Field Studies Peru program provides students with the opportunity to study and work hands-on in the forests, fields, communities, and rivers along the elevational gradient from the Andes Mountains to the lowland Amazon rainforest. Our goal is to understand the balance of conservation and development through examining strategies that aim to promote and protect this productive region of South America and its rich diversity of cultures.
During our first year of programming in Peru, our staff and students will be working with local actors and other stakeholders to identify a suite of conservation and development challenges in the region. Together we will define a list of priority issues that SFS can help to address through research, and this will comprise the new Center’s Five-Year Research Plan.
Join us in the field this year to help us discover how SFS can contribute to the conservation of cultural heritage and biodiversity, and to improving the well being of rural residents.