In the Peruvian rainforest, the population of Tamshiyacu wants to permanently protect their endangered habitat. With the purchase of jungle properties, the inhabitants of the village on the Amazon want to prevent a cocoa firm of foreign investors from clearing more and more rainforest for plantations. Since 2014, more than 400 hectares of forest have been purchased by our Peruvian partner organization ACELPA and placed under public protection. The land does not belong to a private person, the trees can not be cut down or sold.
In order to expand the conservation zone and to preserve the largest possible area of the Amazonian jungle, additional forest land will be acquired. The costs are between 200 to 300 Euros per hectare – depending on the plot, including notary and registration costs. For this we collect donations.
Education in biodynamic agriculture enables the inhabitants to produce food and an income in harmony with nature. A permaculture model farm is under construction. Further investments in tools, seed and tree saplings as well as training are needed. Local and regional sales structures are to be set up. People will protect the forest only if they have a chance to lead a decent life in harmony with it. The cost of the agricultural project and biodynamic training is around 40,000 Euros per year. This is a start-up financing project until it can carry itself.
In order to defend the ancestral land rights of the inhabitants, a legal aid fund needs about 10,000 Euros per year.
lant, caring and preserving people, who can live in an ecological understanding and apply ethical and social principles in conjunction with economics.Real improvements result from direct, active engagement. In alliance with all organizations, we want to support our partners in Peru in such a way that possibly even the largest public domain protected area in the Amazon becomes reality.
Please help to realize this common good, for the protection of the Amazon and its people!
Last year alone, we protected more than 400 hectares of forest from clearing and deforestation. We have bought land with the help of our donors and have been able to expand our education projects further.