In the last decade, the deforestation rate in the Amazon forest region has been approximately 120.000 ha/year, with a 40% increase in recent years due to the rise in demand of coffee, cocoa and palm oils devastating the ecosystem. This devastation has led to an estimated 8 million hectares of degraded land to be restored. The Peruvian Amazon is home to more than 300 thousand indigenous people from over 40 different ethnic groups. So far, an estimated 1200 Indigenous communities have been directly affected by deforestation, illegal mining, and illicit logging.
Through our partners on the ground, we work with native communities and engage with tropical smallholders and indigenous community members. We are stimulating the Amazonian regeneration through a rehabilitation approach of farming systems focused on soil regeneration, increased biodiversity and improved water cycle. From reforested trees, fruits and non-timber products are produced, benefitting local communities who consume or sell these products while the trees enrich their forests.
With 2 nurseries managed by our local partners, up to 50.000 seedlings are produced every year, with agroforestry training and tools provided to local farmers to restore their degraded lands. By managing 200 acres of degraded land, we can contribute to conserving an additional 200 hectares of native forest.
We estimate that through our restoration activities, each tree can contribute to sequestering about 72,44Kg CO2e over a 20 years period (estimated using the IPCC in forest carbon stocks assessment).