Reception celebrating the official designation of the Panguana Conservation Area by the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment
After years of intensive efforts and many preparations, the territory of the Panguana Biological Research Station was finally declared an “Área de Conservación Privada” (ACP, a privately-owned conservation area) by the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment at the end of 2011. This important administrative act, documented by ministerial decree (Resolución Ministerial No. 300-2011-MINAM), places the pristine primary forest on the station’s grounds under official protection from external human interference and, thus, hopefully safeguards its future. The corresponding certificate was read and delivered on 10 April 2012 during a ceremonial event in the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment in Lima.
In Munich, the sponsoring Hofpfisterei company and the local Peruvian General Consulate jointly organized a festive event in appreciation of this important step. The gala, attended by a Peruvian delegation and representatives of several Bavarian ministries, included the reading of a greeting address from the Minister of the Environment of Peru.