Conservation Actions Underway
There have been surveys of Polylepis
and high-altitude habitats and conservation measures proposed
(Fjelds and Kessler 1996). The north of the species's range (but not Oyn) is mostly within Huascarn National Park, Ancash, but cutting continues, to supply the local furniture industry and firewood for a gold-mining camp
(Frimer and Mller Nielsen 1989, Fjelds and Kessler 1996). Pampa Galeras National Reserve, Ayacucho, protects a small population, but is poorly enforced (J. Fjelds in litt.
1999, G. Servat in litt.
1999,J. Fjelds in litt.
2007). Zarate Forest, Lima (a non-breeding site), has been recently gazetted as a reserved zone (T. Valqui in litt.
1999, F. Angulo Pratolongo in litt.
2012). Conservation Actions Proposed
Determine its year-round distribution and population, and the extent of Polylepis
in the central Cordillera Occidental
(Fjelds and Kessler 1996, G. Servat in litt.
1999). Implement the management plan for Huascarn
(Frimer and Mller Nielsen 1989, Fjelds and Kessler 1996). Protect Polylepis
forests north of Oyn and in the Santa Eulalia Valley. Plant Polylepis
in degraded areas. Plant buffer zones of firewood trees below Polylepis
and supply coal for industry. Encourage local people to take leading roles in land-use management and restoration schemes
(Fjelds and Kessler 1996). Prevent over grazing by goats in the Pacific slope cloud forest non-breeding habitat (J. Fjelds in litt.