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November 6, 2019

Forest Guardians | A closer look at the Peruvian Asháninka


A recent Guardian article ‘Money and maps: is this how to save the Amazon’s 400bn trees?’ shines a light on the complex drivers of deforestation that remote rainforest communities face.

We all know that the answer to climate crisis is to keep tropical rainforest standing. How better to develop solutions to the climate crisis than with those who rely on the forest for their existence.

Cool Earth supports local and indigenous knowledge to develop innovative ways to address threats to the forest while making communities stronger and more financially resilient. We then share the best ways to protect rainforest through our network of partnerships around the world.

Read the Guardian article here.

Two Members of the Tankoari Asháninka community hunting in the forest of central Peru.

Two Members of an Asháninka community hunting in the forest of central Peru. Credit: Alicia Canter.com 

Forest Guardians | A closer look at the Peruvian Asháninka
“The most effective strategy to conserve the rainforest, in any part of the world, is to empower indigenous groups who are motivated in the same direction,” - Tony Juniper, Cool Earth ambassador and author of Rainforest.

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