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.
SPECIES OF ANIMAL SHELTERED
ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTED
76% of women in the community now feel
empowered because of the project.
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.
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.
Located in one of Peru's worst deforestation hotspots, we're partnering with 6 Awajun villages to defend their vunerable forest.
Helping three villages turn down the off of a palm oil contract to prevent 140,000 acres of primary forest being converted into monoculture
Strengthening the capacity of six villages in PNG's Highlands so they are best placed to make decisions on the future of their forest.
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.
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