Environment
 Peru
Project #16074

1000 trees a year 1000 acres of rainforest forever

by Camino Verde

Summary

This project's goals are very simple: to plant 1000 Amazonian trees a year on deforested land in the Peruvian Amazon, and to protect the 1000 pristine acres of rainforest we own while seeking to expand this conservation area by purchasing more land.
$50,000
total goal
$30,789
remaining
134
donors
7
monthly donors
2
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.caminoverde.org
Facebook.com/​CaminoVerdePeru
Our fully funded last project on GlobalGiving

Organization Information

Camino Verde

Location: Concord, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.caminoverde.org
Project Leader:
Robin Van Loon
Concord, MA United States