Deforestation in the Andes and the Amazon is a huge issue, and Andean Trails is helping to tackle the problem head on.
We’ve provided 3,500 native polylepis trees to the Cuncani community. Organisers and volunteers there headed to the mountains and planted the trees on the slopes.
This brought great benefits to the community as the project is run locally by ECOAN, with all the money staying in the local economy as well as helping to reforest the area.
In Peru, deforestation of the Andes and the Amazon and the loss of most of the major glaciers pose a risk of a serious shortage of water.
By working to reforest areas, Andean Trails and ECOAN hope to be able to be part of a sustainable tourism movement.
Hopefully, this will show that tourism in Peru can be run in as sustainable a way possible to ensure the amazing places we travel through can be enjoyed for many generations to come.
As important is that the local communities genuinely get to benefit from our travelling through their backyards.
Please contact us if you would like more information about how to get involved.
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