We know there are ways to bring back the rainforest while improving the livelihoods of people.
These green ways are more than sustainable, they’re regenerative.
We know that successful regenerative planting systems exist because we have been creating them for over a decade.
Camino Verde’s reforestation center is a pilot site for innovative agroforestry systems and restoration strategies with 25,000 trees planted representing 400 species of trees: over 20 hectares (50 acres) reforested. It’s also home to over 250 acres (100 hectares) of primary rainforest we protect.
Our nurseries produce 20,000 tree seedlings and over a hundred species each year.
Now we’re sharing our most successful strategies with farmers and native communities in the Amazon of Peru, bringing back forests to areas degraded by agriculture, gold mining, and ranching.
From 2007-2016, Amazonian Regeneration focused on the establishment of our Living Seed Bank and reforestation center, home to over 20 hectares planted and 400 species of trees so far, source of seeds for the future. Now we’re taking the lessons learned there and sharing them with communities and farmers in the Peruvian Amazon.
The AR program is about making reforestation tangible. Every year we invite farmers, institutions, visitors, and students to see restoration agroforestry live and in person at our reforestation center. We want to share what we do, so others find their own inspiration.
A keystone of AR today: each year our tree nurseries produce 20,000 seedlings, representing over 100 species of trees. These seedlings are part of efforts to productively restore degraded gold mining areas, farms, and ranches. We source seed from the 120 ha (300 acres) of rainforest we protect directly in Tambopata, and from a network of seed providers throughout the Peruvian Amazon – an area slightly larger than Pakistan.
The implications of strategies that work to regenerate the Amazon’s communities and ecology are global. There’s only one Amazon and we’re all breathing it.