In recognition of Pluspetrol’s social commitment with the communities in Cusco and Pisco, the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE) presented to company representatives with the 2016 Sustainable Development Award, in the categories of Environmental Management and Local Development Management, for two projects: the Biodiversity Monitoring Program (PMB) and Business Model: Comprehensive Management of the San Andrés Wharf by Small-Scale Fishermen.
In the case of the PMB, the program involves the work of a team of 120 national and foreign technicians-scientists, who together with 80 native co-researchers assess and identify changes in the state of the flora, the fauna and all biological diversity in the Camisea Gas Project’s influence area (Bajo Urubamba, Cusco), since 2005. These investigations have identified seven new species for science, registered 2 thousand species of plants and animals in the Gas Project’s influence area, and 400 vital species to native communities.
Moreover, the Business Model: Comprehensive Management of the San Andrés Wharf, by Small-Scale Fishermen, is a project which Pluspetrol started supporting five years ago, and which began with the economic support for the construction of the new sea terminal’s infrastructure, together with other public and private organizations, following the 2007 Pisco earthquake.
For the management of this modern wharf, operating since 2011, Pluspetrol promotes among the group of small-scale fishermen —in charge of administration— a series of technical competencies through regular training activities, thanks to its alliance with Fondepes and the Ica’s Regional Production Directorate. Besides, it provides support, strengthening and permanent good practice training in small-scale fishing.
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