- Bazan, Walter H.
The Graduate School, University of Maine
This study examines the present wildlife status and programs in the southern part of the Department of Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes, and indicates needs for program development and implementation.
A critical description of the setting of the study area and an appraisal of the current status of wildlife are made. These were based on gathering and analyzing existing information. Data have been obtained mainly from the Peruvian Forest and Wildlife General Directorate and the National Bureau of Evaluation of Natural Resources. Interviews with officers of these agencies were also conducted. A reconnaissance survey throughout the area was conducted at different periods from 1978 to 1984. This survey included extensive field observations and interviews with native people.
Based on this information, recommendations for wildlife management are given to facilitate a rational and improved utilization of the resource. An integral wildlife management program must be developed for the region, considering an inventory of species present, habitat relationships and conservation, detailed legislation, professional training, research, education and extension, and financing.