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Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP)
 
About IIAP

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Luis Campos Baca
President
 

About IIAP

Welcome to Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP). IIAP is a Peruvian institution which is focused on scientific and technological research for development and sustainable use of biodiversity in the amazonian region.

Our work extends by all the geographic scope of Peruvian Amazon basin, which means 760,000 km2, about 60% of the country's territory. IIAP´s main seat is located in Loreto's region and counts with other offices in the main amazonian regions of Peru. For more information please visit our regional offices.

Our mission is to contribute to improve the quality of life of amazonian society through the investigation toward the sustainable development and the conservation of the natural resources of the amazonian region. Our vision is to be the knowledge reference center in Peruvian Amazonía, with capacity to give high quality technical directions for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

NOTE: This is an English abstract of our website, therefore the links listed below will show information in Spanish. We expect to have a full bilingüal website in late 2007. Nevertheless, please feel free to contact us in English.


 Research

Our research system is based on four programs, that works on the development of scientific knowledge, technologies, products and methodologies adapted for the sustainable use of the resources and the Peruvian amazonian territory.

Our programs are listed below, for a complete description of the objectives, issues and results of investigation, plans and specialists of our research programs, please visit each program.


Services

We offer diverse services to national and international organizations, companies and researchers. Our services are related with investigation and specialized studies of amazonian resources and society, technological transference, as well as with knowledge management.
For a detailed description of each service please visit our Service's Directory .


Projects

We implement projects in the Amazonian region, focused on research, development and conservation issues, in cooperation with national and international institutions.

Please visit our Project´s Directory to access to more information, learned experiencies and to contact the people in charge.


Publications

We publish our studies and work through scientific papers, books, magazines, technical documents, guides, among other publications. We display three different ways to visualize and access this information:

  • Digital publications : a database of IIAP´s main publications which allows detailed searches, description about the documents and access to download files.
  • Multimedia catalogue : The main publications in a more graphic and practical interphase for browsing files.
  • Library: Contains bibliographic information about two sources that are accesible in our library in Iquitos; our publication's collection and other institution's collections of publications about the amazonian scope.

Data and more information

We offer diverse repositories and databases of information, trhough this tools:

  • Directory of Specialists : contact our researchers and directives
  • Research summaries : annual summaries from our investigations
  • Maps : visualize cartographic and spatial information about Peruvian Amazonia
  • Pictures: MIRA+ is a great tool for watching featured Amazonian biodiversity photos
  • Presentations : IIAP´s presentations files in Power Point
  • Biodiversity data : access to primary biodiversity data from IIAP´s studies
  • Press : press releases; bulletins, bibliographic newspaper, pamphlets and posters
  • Links: suggested information systems to extend the information search in biodiversity and culture issues about Peruvian Amazonia
 
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