Lubutu

We’ve partnered with five rainforest villages in Maniema, the most remote province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Safeguarding rainforest in Africa’s Congo Basin

These villages were expelled from the two neighbouring national parks when they were created.

As well as halting forest loss, we’re working to ensure that this time, these villages benefit from keeping the forest standing.

Location

DR Congo

Location

Threats

MINING

THREATS


population

12,900

POPULATION


types of animal sheltered

6,710

SPECIES OF ANIMAL SHELTERED


Endangered Species Protected

19

ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTED


“With Cool Earth we can conserve the forest for ourselves and the generations after.”

Mbake Sivha, Lubutu, DRC

Lubutu

Protection

Creating a shield for one of the country’s largest national parks.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • Population 1,975
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