The Amarakaeri Communal Reserve in the area called Madre de Dios has created a project called ´´Economy and Forest: Strengthening Indigenous Communities and Creating Sustainable Producers in America.´´
This is a project that focuses on harvesting chestnuts in a way that doesn´t use deforestation and strengthens the surrounding community. Located in Manu, the reserve is one of the largest communal reserves in Peru. Like most places in the Amazon, it boasts a high biodiversity.
This award was given by a global network called Canopy Bridge (more…)