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Apr 5, 2018

Supporting the protection of forests in Paoyhan!

Villagers having breakfast before heading out
Villagers having breakfast before heading out

After a successful workshop about regenerative solutions in the village of Paoyhan in 2017, the community decided to form a committee to steward 5 hectares of their community forest, in order to make it a medicinal plant forest. They decided to do so in order to improve local health, to revitalize plant medicine use, and to generate sustainable incomes for themselves that would go beyond logging and forest destruction. Protecting plant medicines and develop sustainable incomes from them offer villagers an ecological alternative to logging and industrial agriculture jobs. They are based on regeneration of species and the planting of species that are not there anymore. 

This past month, the committee organized themselves to demarcate the designated land. We are proud of this team of self organizing villagers, and are happy to support them with technical assistance and initial financial support. The idea is for this project is to make it self sustainable by creating a research center for ethnobotanical knowledge and biology in the long-term. This will not only make important research happen, but also generate jobs within the community which prevents rural to urban migration. We hope this living farmacy thrives!

All pictures were taken by Segundo Franco, president of the committee. 

Villagers demarcating their territory
Villagers demarcating their territory
Working in the field
Working in the field
Hugging trees!
Hugging trees!
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Alianza Arkana

Location: Yarinacocha, Ucayali - Peru
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Macarena Arias
Yarinacocha, Ucayali Peru

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