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Ecosystem preservation program

SERNANP: GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF PROTECTED AREAS

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SERNANP is a government agency in charge of preserving the protected area of the Cotahuasi Canyon in Peru. Cotahuasi Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world. It is an impressive chasm eroded between two enormous mountain ranges. The local office is located in the town of Cotahuasi.

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Volunteers can choose among different areas of work according to their interests:

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Development of activities to promote awareness and involvement of children and schools in the protection of the environment.

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Marketing research to promote local products.

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Identification of potential touristic routes to promote tourism in this area.

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Research about the use of the soil and the state of the preservation of the ecosystems in the area.

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Development of strategies to promote the involvement of local communities in the preservation of the environment.