The second largest part of the Amazon forest is located in Madre de Dios in PERU, the area with the highest density of biodiversity and where the project is taking place.
The damage to the forest here is mainly caused by the massive illegal logging of trees and the use of the areas as arable and grazing land. The climate protection within the framework of the Brazil Nut Rainforest Community project aims to protect the precious primary rainforest. This is home to numerous rare and endangered plants and animals, providing them with an ideal habitat.
Through its activities, this initiative offers long-term income opportunities to around 400 families thanks to the traditional harvest of Brazil nuts. The local population is strongly involved in the project and receives training, among other things, in sustainable harvesting techniques.
Modern walnut processing improves their quality and offers farmers the opportunity to generate higher incomes by developing new markets. Access to microcredit is also granted within the framework of this project.
The initiative covers an area of approx. 300,000 hectares of the original Amazon forest. In order to stop its destruction, numerous monitoring mechanisms have been put in place to make sure the forest continues to act as a carbon sink.