March 1, 2013
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Lake Junín: protection and sustainable use
of high Andean ecosystems

Alianza Pastizal

More efficient cooking stoves were designed for communities around Lake Junín as a way of encouraging a better use of the high Andean peatland, or champa, an important habitat for migratory birds. Certified models of the cooking stove, adapted to local conditions, were built by members of the Management Committee and the local community. To date, 30 cooking stoves have been given to members of the community who are committed to the conservation of
the area. The experience has been very successful and many more inhabitants expect to receive the stoves. The effects Read more...

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