Amazon Rainforest: Peru

  • More than 60% of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest. This reforestation project is located in the Madre de Dios region, home to over 10 percent of the world's bird species. The goal is to restore and protect the "buffer zone" between Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, and the city of Puerto Maldonado. This area has been identified as a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation due to unsustainable agricultural practices in the region. Planting trees here will help conserve habitat for the Jaguar and hundreds of other species living in the protected areas, while providing sustainable livelihoods to local people.  
  • This tree planting project will help protect the area’s biodiverse primary forests and restore degraded land. Our partners will work with local farmers in Puerto Maldonado to establish a sustainable agroforestry system using shade-grown cocoa, native tree species, and productive timber species. A farming cooperative will be established within the community, providing technical assistance and training for participants in the sustainable agroforestry model.
  • Trees Planted Certificate Amazon RainforestA personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Peru project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant.

DEFORESTATION IN PERU

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Fast Facts: The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest, spanning 9 countries in total: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. At 6.9 million square kilometers (2.72 million square miles), the Amazon Basin is roughly the size of the 48 contiguous United States and covers around 40% of the South American continent. Approximately 70% of South America's GDP is produced in areas that receive rainfall or water from the Amazon. 
 

WHY PLANT TREES?

Peru Amazon jaguar

Protect animal habitat

Tambopata National Reserve is home to many rare species that have disappeared elsewhere in the Amazon due to poaching – including tapirs, spider monkeys, jaguars, and caiman.

Peru farmers

Support local farmers

Agroforestry provides long term income that is sustainable economically as well as environmentally. Help establish a cooperative of local farmers that are empowered with this knowledge!  

Peru soil erosion

Restore soil health

A big driver of deforestation in Peru is over-farming. By creating a mixed agroforestry system using cacao plants and native tree species, we can restore nutrients to the soil and prevent further degradation. 

WANT TO GIVE MORE?

Start a fundraiser

Create an online fundraising page and get your friends & family involved. You can also fundraise on Facebook!
 

Become a regular donor

If once just ain't enough, you can set up a recurring donation to Peru or another region of your choice here

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