HOW WE PROTECT THE FOREST AND HELP SUSTAIN LOCAL VILLAGES
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Alongside our current projects, TreeSource is aiming to secure more parcels of forest and endangered lands. As we grow, intention is set to build a new healing & training centre utilising eco-friendly methods, and will extend the permaculture farms. Once funded, this centre will not only serve the local community, but invites you, as well to get involved either by donations or participation. TreeSource will soon be able to offer volunteer programs and shamanic training courses, as well as eco-tourism packages, yoga classes and holistic healing treatments.
Presently, TreeSource projects are focused on the outlying communities of Pucallpa, Peru's gateway to the Amazon. Located in the northeast, on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary of the Amazon River,Pucallpa, or puka allpa in Quechua means "red earth." It is home to the Shipibos-Conibos, the indigenous tribes with a long- established and colourful culture.
However, inflation, poverty and food security are increasing problems due to the local effects of globalisation Social and Environmental pressures and consumer culture. Additionally, the effects of climate change, such as droughts, flooding and unseasonal conditions, add to the issue making it increasingly difficult to survive living a traditional forest-dwelling lifestyle.
This environment is creating an epidemic of urban migration, steering the Amazon economy away from agrarian lifestyle and small holder livestock farming and fishing toward an industrial and resource- hungry economy. Unsustainable practices such as illegal logging, coca (cocaine) production, with its associated deforestation, industrial slash and burn one time crop cultivation are on the increase. The effect of removing all of this forest also plays into the global issues of the climate change and biodiversity loss, which further exacerbates the issues. Check out our projects and initiatives to learn about how you can get involved.