Webinar: community forest management in the Peruvian Amazon

Over 400,000 indigenous people live in the Peruvian Amazon, many of whom live in vulnerable conditions due to a combination of extractive industries, ecosystem degradation, and a lack of indigenous-owned businesses. The Forest Alliance, an initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mirova Natural Capital and AIDER, supports the sustainable development of…

Forest Alliance: Promoting a sustainable development model for the Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon of Peru

The Forest Alliance is an initiative that seeks to improve the quality of life of 350 families of the Shipibo Conibo and Cacataibo Indigenous Peoples in Ucayali, as well as the conservation of Amazon forests and their biodiversity. The Forest Alliance is a component of our Nii Kaniti project. Ecosphere+ is proud to represent the…

Nii Biri: ‘Wonders of the forest’ social enterprise supporting indigenous communities in Peru

Our Nii Kaniti project in Peru is protecting the threatened forest of seven indigenous communities through working to develop more sustainable livelihoods and improved ways of using forest resources. This takes many forms: growing cacao in sustainable agroforestry systems, FSC sustainable timber production, and native crafts such as traditional Shipibo Conibo embroidery inspired in forests.…

Can you spot the Peruvian Jaguar?

Can you spot the Peruvian Jaguar? What’s black and orange, covered in spots and incredibly hard to see? A Jaguar. In Peru, which is home to many of the world’s Jaguars, this large cat goes by the name “otorongo”, or beast. And rightly so – the jaguar is the most powerful predator in the Americas.…

Fire protection in the Amazon

2019 saw an increase in forest fires across the globe. In Indonesia, fires set to clear land for palm oil ravaged ancient rainforests and in Siberia and Alaska, unprecedented wildfires tore through millions of hectares of frozen lands.  At the start of 2020, things look just as worrying with Australia only recently emerging from a…