The Amazon is home to 30% of the planet's species and 20% of the fresh water.

Our work focuses on the frontline of advancing deforestation, the farms of Amazonian farmers.  

We experiment with, improve, and spread holistic reforestation strategies that regenerate human and other biological communities.  

Camino Verde’s work is concentrated in the buffer zones of National and Communal Reserves in the Peruvian Amazon, the frontier areas where farming can have a disastrous or regenerative effect on the rainforest.  

The Peruvian Amazon is 60% of the country's territory, an area the size of Turkey.  Within this vast and varied forest landscape, valuable tree species are being lost – but can be brought back. 

Our Focus Regions


Tambopata National Reserve 

Madre de Dios, Peru

One of the Madre de Dios region's most important and vulnerable protected areas, with close proximity to the recently completed Interoceanic Highway and the regional capital of Puerto Maldonado. The Reserve is also home to several native communities. 

We began planting trees in the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve in 2006.  Our reforestation center, now a Conservation Area recognized by Peru's Ministry of the Environment, is located between the Reserve and the Highway.

Madre de Dios borders Brazil, Bolivia, and the Andean regions of Cusco and Puno. 

The Tropical Andes Hotspot is the most diverse in the world, topping the list of 36 hotspots for species richness and endemism. It contains about one-sixth of all plant life in the world, including 30,000 species of vascular plants, making it the top hotspot for plant diversity.
— Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund


Ampiyacu Apayacu Regional Conservation Area

Loreto, Peru

A recently created conservation area located between the regional capital Iquitos and the borders of Colombia and Brazil.  The buffer zone of Ampiyacu Apayacu is home to several native communities representing various ethnic groups. 

Camino Verde's work in the region began in 2012 when linking with the Center for Amazon Community Ecology (CACE), a nonprofit focusing on value added non-timber forest products as a means for livelihood improvement in native communities.  We have worked in close collaboration with CACE ever since. 

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photos thanks to Jesús Alferez / CINCIA

banner photo thanks to Julio Araujo / CINCIA