We do this by partnering with Amazonian farmers and native communities to regenerate forests and improve livelihoods.
To protect, regenerate and understand the biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon.
To support indigenous rights, autonomy, and wisdom.
To spread sustainable ways of life and catalyze fair, regenerative development.
Over a decade of planting trees in the Peruvian Amazon has shown us that the necessary tools, strategies, and technologies exist to bring back forest landscapes.
Historically, efforts to restore tropical rainforests have been hindered by the exclusion of forest-dependent people, the critical actors in deforestation and in any attempt to regenerate forests.
One of the factors that motivates many Amazonian farmers to pursue livelihood activities that are destructive to the rainforest is market accessibility for the kinds of products obtained – timber, cash crops like corn and rice, cattle and charcoal. For long-term forest landscape restoration efforts to be successful, bridges must be built to markets that prefer products sourced from regenerative Amazonian farms.
Our approach centers around linking restoration activities to the production of non-timber forest products that offer improved livelihood for Amazonian communities. In other words, we are farmers working with farmers to plant trees that provide valuable fruits while growing the rainforest back.
Given the opportunity, rainforest people are the most effective and knowledgable conservationists and regenerators of forest.
Camino Verde at a glance:
- 250 acres (100 hectares) of rainforest protected, with 500 acres (200 hectares) more protected through partnerships with our neighbors
- Even more trees planted with our pioneering group of Amazonian regenerative farmer partners
- Our BioStartUp: production of aromatic Amazonian essential oils, distilled from trees we plant.
Some of Our Partners:
banner photo thanks to Shahrzade Ehya