Rainforest Family

Rainforest Family

Reforestation in Tawasap

The Rainforest Family is a foundation that is working together with the Indigenous Shuar tribe in the Amazon to contribute to a better and sustainable world. With reforestation projects we protect and maintain the rainforest and create a better planet for all of us.

“The Amazon comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world.”

The Shuar are an indigenous people of Ecuador and Peru. They are members of the Jivaroan peoples, who are Amazonian tribes living at the headwaters of the Marañón River. Shuar, in the Shuar language, means “people.”

The Shuar communities are trying to protect and maintain their traditional way of life in harmony with the ecosystem of the rainforest. They are buying seeds for plants and trees, grow them and plant the shoots in the ground in deforested area’s.

The Amazon rainforest, also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle is a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America.

The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.

Our goals are to support the Tawasap Shuar based request for help from the community itself but with a very clear focus on supporting reforestation projects, preserving their unique culture and their knowledge about conservation, education and creating awareness.

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