Plant a Tree in Peru – Madre de Diós
We are planting trees to restore ecosystems in Madre de Dios, one of the Earth’s most significant biodiversity hotspots that represents 15% of the Peruvian Amazon
Our objective in the region has two key aspects. Firstly, we aim to reforest using a wide diversity of plants to safeguard the habitats of endangered wildlife species listed in the IUCN Red List, such as the threatened amazonian lowland tapir and many other mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The reforested areas serve as vital fauna corridors, facilitating the recovery of fragmented habitats and enabling healthy genetic exchange among wild species. Secondly, we strive to create employment opportunities for local community members and smallholder farming families.
/ price per tree
Choose your amount: $1.00 or above, every contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant impact and will add to our reforestation project. Contribute with any value that you feel comfortable with. Your certificate will show your detailed contribution.
Your Climate contribution
Your Climate contribution is issued in the form of a certificate. It includes special access to the project report page, developed to connect you to the Green Initiatives you support, in a transparent way.
This contribution will have direct impact in the restoration and preservation of various IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Reporting and Transparency
We take great care to ensure the success of our land plots. From the moment they’re planted, each plot is photographed and geolocated, and every plant is closely monitored to ensure optimal growth. Once a year, we provide a report on the planted areas, allowing you to track the project’s progress and its impact on the region.
Local education and development
Besides restoring the environment, the project benefits the local economy through seasonal employment. Trees are planted by landowners and residents, while local assistants maintain the nursery and monitor the trees. In addition, environmental education events are executed in schools to improve environmental awareness.
We allocate a portion of our funds towards enhancing the ecological infrastructure and data collection of the region. This includes constructing bridges to facilitate safe dispersion of fauna, improving the project’s nursery and equipment, collecting important data on the animals and expanding our reach to new areas. By ensuring the safety of endemic animal species, we can greatly improve the overall health and resilience of the ecosystem.
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Why Madre de Diós Biodiversity Hotspot?
All this biodiversity represents 5% of all biodiversity in the world, making Madre de Dios a strategic hotspot for environmental conservation.
The Madre de Dios rainforest is formed by a great Amazonian plain or low jungle, it is one of the richest life formations on earth, with a high plant biodiversity of up to 300 tree species/ha (Gentry, 1988). The department of Madre de Dios has been given the title of “Capital of Biodiversity of Peru” through Law No. 26311, in merit of its natural wealth, represented by:
How do we select our trees?
Our tree planting service prioritizes the environment by selecting the right trees for you. We choose from a range of options, including fruit trees, red-listed trees, fast-growing trees for shade, and palm trees. Our expert team considers biodiversity recovery and sustainable planting practices in our tree selection and planting. With us, you can make a positive impact on the environment without having to choose the trees yourself.
The selection of native species to be restored is based on two criteria:
Their value to the fauna
The threat category of the tree species themselves
Our local partner
Since 1978, Inkaterra Asociación has produced inventories of flora and fauna to measure their impact on areas of influence in the Amazon forest of Madre de Dios, the cloud forest of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the city of Cusco and the sea, desert and tropical dry forest of Cabo Blanco. Financed through ecotourism, Inkaterra Asociación is a non-profit organization committed to scientific research as a basis for biodiversity conservation, education, and the well-being of local communities.
Where is the Planting Site located?
Our planting sites are located in the province of Tambopata, which is the largest one in Madre de Dios, covering up to 42.5 percent of its territory. We select the planting sites according to their environmental potential of connecting forest areas and the availability of these degraded lands from local landowners that will contribute to their restoration.
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Our impact in the region
Over the course of the first five years, we aim to plant 32.000 units of various species, including timber, fruit, and palm trees. Our goal is to foster sustainable economic activities, restore biodiversity, and combat deforestation, while also promoting carbon capture, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preventing soil erosion.
We work directly with local inhabitants to raise awareness of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This includes the installation of communal nurseries, the preparation of planting at the beginning of the rainy season and the increase of planted areas.
Each tree will be planted either by the owner of the land to be reclaimed or by a local inhabitant of the community. Giving them incentives and training and making them feel part of the solution will ensure that they protect trees in the future for the good of the planet and their own livelihoods.