One Tribe are proud to announce 6 projects we’ve been supporting to help protect the rainforests and wild life of the world.
Flora and fauna are potentially the most important and valuable groups that maintain the balance of nature on our planet earth. We need to take action now in order to fight for their conservation.
These projects aim to protect biodiversity, halt deforestation, expand environmental reserves as well as saving indigenous lands in multiple locations across the globe.
Stopping Deforestation at the Edge of the Bolivian Amazon
The Amazon is known as the world’s largest rainforest. Its lands cover nine countries in South America and one of them is Bolivia.
The first project we present comes from a partnership established between Rainforest Trust and the Fundación Natura Bolívia, an organization that helps local communities to protect their water sources through forest conservation.
Rainforest Trust and our partner, Fundación Natura Bolivia, propose to work with the Guarasug’we indigenous tribe and local governments to create the San Ignacio and Concepcion Municipal Protected Areas in the Bajo Paragua Rainforest.
The proposed protected areas will safeguard over 2 million acres of land and up to 1,273 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and many charismatic large mammals.
One of the main objectives is to train, equip and deploy patrols and fire brigades to protect the forest and its indigenous residents.
Supporting the Guarasug’we to fight wildfires will lead to a better management of the protected areas. They will be provided annual training ahead of each fire season and equipped with water tanks and hoses.
Our partner’s top priority will be to work closely with the Guarasug’we community to take back control of their land and forest to preserve their culture.
The year of 2021 is bringing fruitful outcomes for our partner the Rainforest Trust. The organization has already hosted two virtual wine tasting events to raise funds that will help save two million acres of Bolivian Amazon rainforest.
The Role of The Rainforest Trust
According to Leslie VanSant, vice president of philanthropy at Rainforest Trust, over 100 people attended the first wine tasting in March, 2021. The money raised helped to support a critically endangered species of bird: the blue-throated Macaw in Bolivia’s rainforests.
VanSant points out that these events serve not only to raise funds but also to raise awareness of Rainforest Trust’s projects in other countries.
The Bajo Paragua also forms a critical corridor between two vast neighboring protected areas–securing it will maintain an unbroken expanse of forest through to Brazil. By helping us create the San Ignacio and Concepcion Municipal Protected Areas a new long-term legal protection to the forest will be provided.