Asháninka

The Asháninka once lived in the heart of Peru’s Amazon rainforest. Today, the deforestation frontline has arrived on their doorstep.

Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon Rainforest

From our first village partner of Cutivireni, we’re now working with 16 Asháninka villages in Peru’s Ene Valley.

This valley is one of the world’s most at-risk areas, with illegal logging and coca destroying the forest.

By linking villages together, we’re shielding millions of acres of neighbouring forest from loggers.

Location

CENTRAL PERU

Location

Threats

LOGGING, COCAINE

THREATS


population

2,960

POPULATION


types of animal sheltered

8,157

SPECIES OF ANIMAL SHELTERED


Endangered Species Protected

19

ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTED


“The Forest is life for us”

Macario Lopez, Parijaro Village

Asháninka

WE'VE PROVEN IT WORKS

Satellite imagery shows that our Asháninka partners have lost less than 1% of their forest, compared to the regional rate of 28% - a third of the forest lost.

Ashaninka

Our Ashaninka Project in central Peru is working alongside 15 villages to form a shield to halt the advance of logging and protect millions of acres of pristine rainforest.

  • Location Central Peru
  • Threat Logging, Cocaine
  • Livelihood Focus Cacao, Coffee
  • Population 2,151
  • Visit project
Lubutu

Our first project outside of the Amazon is working with 5 villages in eastern DR Congo to form a buffer for two neighbouring national parks.

  • Location DR Congo
  • Threat Mining
  • Livelihood Focus Agroforestry
  • Population 12,900
  • Visit project
Awajun

Located in one of Peru's worst deforestation hotspots, we're partnering with 6 Awajun villages to defend their vunerable forest.

  • Location Northern Peru
  • Threat Logging, Extraction
  • Livelihood Focus Fish Farms, Seed Jewellery
  • Population 2,213
  • Visit project
Gadaisu

Helping three villages turn down the off of a palm oil contract to prevent 140,000 acres of primary forest being converted into monoculture

  • Location Papua New Guinea
  • Threat Palm Oil
  • Livelihood Focus Coconut Oil
  • Population 270
  • Visit project
Hunstein

Strengthening the capacity of six villages in PNG's Highlands so they are best placed to make decisions on the future of their forest.

  • Location Papua New guinea
  • Threat Logging
  • Livelihood Focus Smoked fish, eaglewood resin
  • Population 1,975
  • Visit project
Orangerie Bay

Of all the drivers of deforestation, palm oil is the worst. An ecosystem that has taken millions of years to evolve is destroyed in a matter of days.

  • Location Papua New guinea
  • Threat Palm Oil
  • Livelihood Focus Smoked fish, eaglewood resin
  • Population 1,975
  • Visit project

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