This project's goals are very simple: plant 1000 Amazonian trees on deforested land in the Peruvian Amazon, and purchase 100 acres of rainforest to be protected forever.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Tambopata is a world biodiversity hot spot, and one of the Amazon's most diverse forests. Each year, the Tambopata region is affected by migratory agriculture, illegal gold mining, and timber harvesting. Key species of trees are becoming increasingly endangered. Some of the most useful trees are becoming so rare that the species' populations have dipped into unsustainable levels.
How will this project solve this problem?
Camino Verde works to plant key tree species and protect these trees in the wild. We focus on the most over-exploited trees, and plant high quantities of each species (50-500 trees) to ensure a diverse genetic stock from which to draw seed.
Potential Long Term Impact
Key tree species are maintained at genetically viable levels. New seeds drawn from these trees display a healthy, diverse genetic profile. Tree species' potential for inclusion in future reforestation is evaluated, along with growth rates and potential economic benefits. Successful experiences are shared with local farmers, who acquire the tools to make a living from planting trees instead of destroying trees.
Total Funding Received to Date: $50,958
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50,958 . The original project funding goal was $50,000.