Fighting, waiting and impulsing the project was worth it. The Sanctuary is my joy, the joy of my parents and my family. We do not consider it as a benefit for us. Instead, it is an area that belongs to humanity, to the next generations.

Miguel Bellota Paredes, 2016

‘El Santuario de la Veronica’ is a Private Conservation Area (PCA) recognized on July 8, 2016 through the ministerial resolution N 177-2016-MINAM (Ministry of the Environment), Peru, for a period of 20 years. The space has an area of 20.7930 hectares and aims to preserve several native species such as unca, aliso, chachacomo, orchids and bromeliads. The private conservation area will play a fundamental role in the process of mitigating the effects of climate change, by contributing to a significant reduction of its impact.

Likewise, due to its proximity to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, it represents an important connectivity zone for large mammal species such as the spectacled bear and the puma.