Cloud forests and their associated ecosystems are responsible for the ecosystem service of water production and regulation in the Andean Amazon. It is essential to conserve these forests to ensure the continuation of water quantity and quality for the entire Amazon basin.
Our project includes assessment of watersheds in the highlands of the Oxapampa Province, using macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality and habitat to determine where mitigation and/or restoration may be necessary.
In 2015, with the support of DRIS and DESCO, we evaluated 6 more watersheds in the Oxapampa province (Llamaquizú, San Luis, Yanachaga, San Daniel, Navarra and Quillazú). We produced laminates with bioindicators for these watersheds.