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Ikam Asociation

The Ikam Conservation and Development Association seeks to promote the development of sustainable solutions to conserve biodiversity, as well as to increase economic and social opportunities for local populations linked to these areas.

MAIN LINES OF WORK

  1. Biodiversity conservation and restoration.
  2. Development of sustainable productive and tourism activities.
  3. Environmental education with emphasis on the management and sustainable use of the natural resources of the area or region.
  4. Scientific and social research that contributes to evidence-based decision making.
  5. Empowerment of communities, collectives and other entities involved in biodiversity conservation.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Birding for conservation

This is an environmental education program that focuses on birdwatching, which is one way to link citizens with nature in a fun and functional way. The target audience is the local population and authorities linked to important areas for the conservation of biodiversity.

Strengthening of conservation enterprises

This program aims to contribute to the environmental, social and economic development of enterprises that promote the conservation of biological diversity. To date, there are collaboration agreements with enterprises that are part of the Northern Peruvian Bird Route. Collaboration actions are related to technical assistance for monitoring wildlife species, improving tourism services, improving the production of agricultural products, among other actions.

Morro de Calzada Amazon Center

The project consists of implementing a center for the development of research activities, wildlife observation, environmental education, recreation, reforestation and other related activities that reinforce the conservation objectives of the Conservation and Recovery Zone – ZoCRE Morro de Calzada.

PROFESIONALES

Julio C. Tello Alvarado
  • Environmental Engineer from the National University of San Martin and with a master’s studies in ecotourism from the National Agrarian University La Molina.
  • With more than 10 years of experience in conservation and biodiversity monitoring projects, and in land management and rural development with native and farmer communities, to support the creation of Conservation Areas in the San Martin region.
Edgar Carlos Chuquilin Silva
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Nutrition from the Enrique Guzmán y Valle National University of Education and Agricultural Technician from the “Alto Mayo” Higher Technological Institute.
  • With more than 7 years of experience in conservation and ecotourism projects. With specific experience in the application of conservation agreements with the population of the zone of influence of the Alto Mayo Protected Forest and in monitoring of flora and fauna
Isabel Ríos Abad
  • Biologist from the National University of Trujillo. With studies in forest management and forest landscape restoration, tropical biology and primatology, environmental quality monitoring, and geographic information systems with ArcGIS.
  • With experience in creation, management and sustainable participatory management of voluntary and communal conservation initiatives, under the modality of concessions for conservation and private conservation areas in Amazonian regions; giving technical support to rural and native communities. Field and office experience participating in research studies and biological inventories oriented to wildlife and field assistance for the evaluation of minor mammals.
Pablo C. Romo Román
  • Business Administrator from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Master in Ecotourism from National Agrarian University La Molina and Master in Social Investment Management from Pacifico University. He has studies in management of natural protected areas.
  • With more than 10 years of experience in leadership positions in economic, social and conservation development. With specific experience of 4 years in tourism planning and ecotourism.
Ernesto Ortiz del Águila
  • Economics graduate from San Ignacio de Loyola University and Master in Environmental Management from Los Andes University (Colombia). He has studies in Economic Tools for Environmental Conservation from the University of Humboldt, California (USA), studies on economic valuation and public and private financing mechanisms and social conflict management.
  • With more than 7 years of experience in leadership positions in the environmental field with focus on economic and financial consulting, specifically in instruments for leveraging funds for conservation as well as evaluating and structuring conventional financial mechanisms for improved efficiency in fundraising and impact outreach.
Shirley Sarango Estrada
  • Tourism and Hotel Management degree from San Martin de Porres University with a Master’s degree in Ecotourism from the National Agrarian University of La Molina and a specialization in Tourism and Hotel Marketing. She has more than 8 years of experience in destination promotion and tourist counseling.
  • She has also worked as a volunteer educator in Scouts of Peru (World Organization of the Scout Movement-WOSM). She is a trainer and workshop leader in Environmental Education specialized in children and youth.