|The Wildlife Conservation Society
Created in 1895, the
Wildlife Conservation Society is one of the oldest and
most effective international wildlife conservation
organizations in the world.
World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has generously funded
guard posts, guard training, outboard motors, patrol
canoes, and cars within the park, and more recently,
efforts at environmental education and alleviation of
rural poverty in small communities near the park's
inhabited southeastern and southern extremes. WWF's
funding has been essential in making Manu one of the few
seriously protected parks in tropical South America.
The Center for
Environmental Research and Conservation
The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation
(CERC), a consortium of five education and research
institutions, was created in response to critical
environmental concerns facing the Earth.
UNESCO MAN and
the Biosphere (MAB)
The Man and the Biosphere
(MAB) Programme is an interdisciplinary research program
that promotes world conservation. The United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations
(UNESCO) established MAB in 1974, and as of March 1995,
the biosphere reserve network includes 324 reserves in 82
InkaNatura Association Affiliates: InkaNatura/Selva Sur and Inka Natura Travel
This association directly involves local families and communities in conservation through their participation in wildlife research and eco-lodge ownership. Learn more about InkaNatura's affiliates, the Selva Sur and InkaNatura Travel.
Conservation Monitoring Centre/Natural World Heritage
Find out what places
around the world, including Manu, are considered world
heritage sites at the World Conservation Monitoring
Center's (WCMC) Web site.
Science in the
Rain Forest Electronic Field Trip
Explore the tropical rain
forest at your own pace! Join PBS's Electronic Field Trip
to learn more about rain forest plants and animals.
Exploratorium's "What's New in the World" Feb.
Travel with Jim Spadaccini
into the Amazon rain forest at the San Francisco
Exploratorium's Web site.
Contents of Funny Farm Exotics Web
Curious about the
brightly-plumed macaw? Then check out the Funny Farm
Exotics Web site. Read research on these endangered
parrots and learn about conservation efforts promoted by
the International Aviculturalist Society and World Parrot
Rain Forest Action Network
Check out the Rain Forest Action Network's Web site and learn about their works to protect the Earth's rain forests.
An international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to tropical forest conservation. Visit their Web site and take an interactive jungle journey, and learn about their conservation programs.