Biodiversité Amazonienne is a French association under the law of 1901 created in 2004 by Lotty Morey, president of the association. In 2006, it was granted the Yanayacu-Maquia conservation concession by the Peruvian government for a renewable period of 40 years. The aim of the association is to act against deforestation and for the preservation of the Yanayacu-Maquia Conservation Concession, an area of 38,699 hectares of tropical rainforest, located between the Yanayacu and Maquia rivers in the department of Loreto in the central Peruvian Amazon.
Carte de la région du Loreto au Pérou (le point rouge situe la concession de conservation Yanayacu-Maquia)
Map of the Yanayacu-Maquia conservation concession
The whole territory forms an ecosystem very rich in biodiversity. Several emblematic or rare species are represented: pink and grey dolphins, giant otters, lamentines, black caimans, 17 varieties of monkeys among other endemic and endangered species.
Since its creation 12 years ago, the Yanayacu-Maquia Conservation Concession has been instrumental in
- Fighting climate change: the concession has 13,000 hectares of Aguajal (Mauritia Flexuosa), each hectare captures around 640 tonnes of carbon
- Protect biodiversity: 7 types of tropical rainforest have been identified and many endangered species are present: pink dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), giant otter (Pterona brasiliensis), mata-mata (Chelus fimbriatus)
- Develop sustainable management of natural resources for and by communities (agroforestry, fishing, beekeeping, etc.)