Environment
 Peru
Project #6974

Planting 1000 trees, Saving 100 acres

by Camino Verde
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Summary

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.
$51,206
total raised
639
donors
0
monthly donors
5
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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.caminoverde.org/​
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Organization Information

Camino Verde

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

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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