Protecting the last remaining old-growth forests in Peru

Protecting the last remaining old-growth forests in Peru
Continent South America
Country Peru
Costs per square metre 1 €
GPS Data of planting site -12.863594, -69.486371
Planting Partner Wilderness International

The Amazon rainforest is home to jungles giants on tall buttress roots, covered in lianas and epiphytes. They house sedate sloths, playful monkeys and secretive jaguars. This jungle also stores large amounts of carbon and is essential for a healthy climate on our earth.

 

Wilderness International buys these wilderness areas legally secure with land title and protects them for all future. We leave them as they are, as undisturbed unique ecosystems and only visit them for research and education projects. Local forest guardians ensure the integrity of the conservation areas and protect them from mining, logging, agriculture and hunting. In turn, they gain a sustainable income. 

 

The land purchases are refinanced by donations, which also cover costs for long-term protection. 1€ permanently protects 1m2. Donors receive a certificate with the exact geo-coordinates and an aerial picture of the protected area. 

We are currently active in the region of Madre de Dios, known to be the most biodiverse place on Earth. The protected areas are located along the Tambopata River, about 30km southwest of the town of Puerto Maldonado.

 

Numerous scientific institutions support our research projects on CO2-absorption and biodiversity in the Amazon rainforests.

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Planting Trees Cultivating Peace

Planting Trees Cultivating Peace
Continent South America
Country Colombia
Costs per Tree 5 €
GPS Data of planting site 2.9691, -73.9006
Planting Partner World Wide Fund For Nature Deutschland
Planting Trees, cultivating Peace. WWF implement ecological restoration actions hand in hand with local communities in regions affected by armed conflict in Colombia, such as the National Park Sierra de la Macarena. Our objective is not only to recover transformed forest, and their associated biodiversity, by planting native trees, but also to provide much-needed alternative livelihoods to local communities, such as the management of non-timber forest products such as oils, fibers and native bees.  These restoration actions are key to WWF work in Colombia in supporting the Government in the quest to strengthen peacebuilding and conservation efforts by involving local communities in conserving biodiversity while improving their living conditions. Further information about the project and partner.