Who we are?
The Crees Foundation is a Peruvian Non-Governmental Organization working to educate, conserve and promote the sustainable development of the Unesco designated Manu Biosphere Reserve, the largest and most biodiverse rainforest reserve in the world. We are working for 18 years to achieve this goal and have collaborated in partnership with Peruvian and foreign organizations.
Crees Foundation is an active leader in research, education, and community projects that promote sustainable practices and which involve the surrounding communities. We work with the aim to raise awareness, and lead to inspire action with science bases information for environmental consciousness which has significantly contributed to the management of the Reserve.
Where we work?
THE MANU BIOSPHERE RESERVE
The Manu Biosphere Reserve is located in Southeastern Peru inside Cusco and Madre de Dios. It is extended on 2438956 ha. from the Andean Mountain to the Amazon Rainforest. Its core area is the Manu National Park, created in 1973 by the Peruvian government. The reserve has a buffer zone and a transition zone also.
Since 1977 Manu has had the status of a Unesco Biosphere Reserve and in 1987 it was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity for protecting biodiversity, landscapes of lowland rainforest, cloud forest, and the mountain range of the Andes and its local communities.
The Manu Biosphere Reserve work under a participatory management model that promotes the conservation of highly diverse areas and social benefits for the people who live in it.