Help can come in various way. Yakumamay
is an innovative Amazonian conservation project based near the city of
Iquitos in the Loreto region of Peru. Founded in 1996 Yakumamay has pioneered
community led conservation of forest resources and the development of Live
Pharmacies. Since its foundation the project has grown to include nearly
12,000 hectares of primary rainforest and a comprehensive medicinal plant
garden. The project is managed by the residents of two communities in collaboration
with anthropologists from the University of Cambridge, England. In addition
to managing the reserve the communities now welcome visitors in small numbers.
- Help Via Giving
Yakumamay urgently needs funds to
patrol the reserve to prevent illegal incursions by hunters and loggers.
These incursions are a constant concern and threaten to seriously undermine
the reserve. So far the funds required to establish and maintain the
reserve, including the construction of houses and bridges, have come
from small grants and private donations. The reserve is open for sponsorship
of forest plots by supporters who can choose to either disclose
their names or remain anonymous
- Help Via a visit
- You may want to consider visiting Yakumamay reserve.
Students on their gap year or those already studying biology or botany
would benefit greatly. Yakumamay guides could teach one how to recognize
trees/plants the way the locals do. But anybody who wants to experience
community with Amazonian forest people would be especially suited for this.
Help is needed to build trails and canopies for trails. Also needed is
help in the medicinal garden or in making remedies. more>>