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Authors: Howard Husock
Published by: Harvard Kennedy School
Published in: 1997
Length: 14 pages

Abstract

At a time, in the early 1980s, when Peru is wracked by leftist terrorism and hampered by weak central government, the Foundation for the Protection of the Environment (FPCN), founded by a group of Peru''s leading biologists, becomes a vehicle through which international environmental organizations act to protect the diverse and unspoiled world of Peruvian Amazonia. FPCN convinces a government troubled by more immediate threats that this non-governmental organization should effectively take on the management of many of the country''s more than 40 protected areas. But when a new Peruvian government, led by President Alberto Fujimori, makes clear that it wants to take back such traditional public roles, FPCN must find a new role for itself. Its task is complicated by a lack of overhead funds from its donors which has led to a substantial deficit. Its leadership examines its board structure and membership as part of the strategic planning which it undertakes.

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Abstract

At a time, in the early 1980s, when Peru is wracked by leftist terrorism and hampered by weak central government, the Foundation for the Protection of the Environment (FPCN), founded by a group of Peru''s leading biologists, becomes a vehicle through which international environmental organizations act to protect the diverse and unspoiled world of Peruvian Amazonia. FPCN convinces a government troubled by more immediate threats that this non-governmental organization should effectively take on the management of many of the country''s more than 40 protected areas. But when a new Peruvian government, led by President Alberto Fujimori, makes clear that it wants to take back such traditional public roles, FPCN must find a new role for itself. Its task is complicated by a lack of overhead funds from its donors which has led to a substantial deficit. Its leadership examines its board structure and membership as part of the strategic planning which it undertakes.

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