Our founding program, the core of what we do.
From 2006-2016, Amazonian Regeneration focused on the establishment of our Living Seed Bank and reforestation center, home to over 20 hectares planted and 400 species of trees so far, source of seeds for the future. Now we're taking the lessons learned there and sharing them with communities and farmers in the Peruvian Amazon.
The AR program is about making reforestation tangible. Every year we invite farmers, institutions, visitors, and students to see restoration agroforestry live and in person at our reforestation center. We want to share what we do, so others find their own inspiration.
A keystone of AR today: each year our tree nurseries produce 20,000 seedlings, representing over 100 species of trees. These seedlings are part of efforts to productively restore degraded gold mining areas, farms, and ranches in the Peruvian Amazon. We source seed from the 300 acres (120 ha) of rainforest we protect directly in Tambopata, and from a network of seed providers throughout the Peruvian Amazon – an area slightly larger than Pakistan.
The implication of strategies that work to regenerate the Amazon's communities and ecology are global in impact. There's only one Amazon and we're all breathing it.
Community reforestation, linking the economic and ecological benefits of trees directly to the people
Biodiversity restoration through the active planting of native Amazonian trees - over 100 species a year
The Living Seed Bank is a working farm made up of productive Agroforestry Systems, a tangible model
banner photo thanks to Jesús Alferez