A project supported by Aquaverde


Reforestation of land in the State of Acre, in the heart of the Amazonian forest, including the preparation of 50,000 seedlings in 2019, planting from December 2019 to March 2020 and maintenance for 2 consecutive years. With a plan to plant 10 million trees over the next 10 years.

The land that the Ashaninka propose to reforest in 2019 and 2020 all belong to Benki Piyãko in an area near the town of Marshal Thaumaturgo, which is allocated to the Yorenka Tasorentsi project.

The objectives

Raising awareness of the current situation in the local environment and in the Amazonian forest
Create programmes to reclaim deforested land and increase biodiversity by planting fruit and other trees.
Help reduce river pollution by planting trees.

Disseminate, organise and participate in educational and/or cultural activities through research, conferences, seminars and workshops.
Produce documents, videos, photos to promote the work carried out

To assist local indigenous and non-indigenous communities by defending their rights, particularly in the area of health.
To create opportunities for the inhabitants of the Alto Jurua region to have a healthy lifestyle while preserving their environment.
To create sustainable and environmentally friendly jobs.

Creating an alternative, sustainable and environmentally friendly income
Creating a local economy based on self-sufficiency and respect for the environment

To be an example for young people who lead unhealthy lives (drugs, alcohol, etc.)
To treat local people in need of healing

The goals
  • Reforestation of a 10 hectare plot with a variety of 10 fruit and native trees.
  • Increasing biodiversity in the region
  • Providing agroforestry training to 70 young men and women
  • Create a programme for local women to plant (open to indigenous and non-indigenous individuals to help create linkages and share knowledge).
  • Create a program for students
  • Educating for the preservation of nature
  • Improving the health of regional communities by providing nutritious alternatives
  • Provide opportunities for indigenous and non-indigenous communities to buy and sell fruit at affordable prices.
  • Reinvest the funds in agroforestry, fish farming, beekeeping and others.
The plan
  • 10 hectares to be reforested
  • 5000 trees per ha
  • 50,000 trees in total 10 species of fruit trees and indigenous trees per zone (abacaba, acai, avocado, biorana, buriti, cocoa, cupuaçú, inga, mogno, pupunha)
  • The area has a capacity of 100,000 tree seedlings.