Rainforest Champion: Jaime Peña, Biodiversity Officer
Jaime is the Asháninka’s resident animal lover, walking for up to ten hours a day to monitor rainforest species. He uses his camera trap photos to analyse and determine animal breeding seasons.
Using this data, Jaime is developing sustainable hunting workshops to educate communities about when to avoiding hunting certain species. Animals are particularly vulnerable when they are breeding, or have young. He is hopeful that, combined with the introduction of chickens and fish farms, workshops will reduce the pressure on the forest and improve biodiversity.
Jaime’s mission is to secure the future for his favourite rainforest animal, the elusive spectacled bear, let’s make this possible.