A Brazil nut harvester opening the large pod to harvest the nuts
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Your support will help ACA work to protect the perimeter of Manu National Park by: paying for much-needed additional park guards to patrol inside and around the park for illegal loggers, squatters and illegal gold miners.
Since 2006, ACA has worked with the Tacana people of the Madre de Dios River in northern Bolivia, stewards to over 840,000 acres of Amazon rainforest. The Tacana rely on the sustainable harvest of natural resources from their forests for income and for over 70% of their daily food, medicine, and shelter, but their lands are increasingly threatened by deforestation from the expansion of…
In the Peruvian Amazon, local families apply to manage large parcels of land for the harvest of Brazil nuts from wild-grown trees. Brazil nut trees can only grow in a healthy rainforest, so logging and other destructive practices are not allowed. In order to keep these plots, families must submit annual management plans to the government, along with a small fee. Due to limited literacy and other…
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