Awajún

The Awajún live in one of Peru’s highest risk areas with oil and gold extraction destroying vast swathes of their ancestral lands.

The Awajún are renowned for their fierce independence, but with their homes under threat, they’ve asked Cool Earth for support.

We’re working alongside seven villages to halt the rapid destruction of their forest.

Location

NORTHERN PERU

Location

Threats

LOGGING, EXTRACTION

THREATS


population

2,213

POPULATION


types of animal sheltered

7,186

SPECIES OF ANIMAL SHELTERED


Endangered Species Protected

15

ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTED


“I am Awajún by my blood, by my traditions and by my home in the rainforest. I want people to know that our home needs protecting.”

Marcelina Ashas Tsawan, Urakuza Vilage, Peru

Awajún

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76% of women in the community now feel empowered because of the project.

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