1. How many volunteers, environmentalists, etc. in your
organization are working on the conservation project
in the Amazon rainforest currently?
2. Can you tell us about some of the current or upcoming
conservation projects that your organization is involved
Tree planting and Reforestation- This joint project focuses
on restoration ecology. ACEER and IIAP will support efforts
leading to reforestation and mitigating of disturbed forest
ecosystems, especially regions impacted by roads and
legal/illegal logging in areas of high biodiversity. ACEER
and IIAP will work to identify reforestation sites, purchase
appropriate plant stock and support planting and maintenance
of the sites; IIAP serves as our partner on the ground providing
expertise on proper plant selection and cultivation. ACEER will
use sites for education and research purposes, especially for
Peruvian university students; and would like to bring school
children, international students (through our workshop
programs), and ecotourists to the sites to promote our
3. What do you think are the biggest challenges/restraints your
organization is facing with respect to the conservation of the
Economic development in the region, needs of developing
countries, lack of focus on sustainable use, and fundraising
to provide funds for our programs.
4. How important do you think community involvement is in
assisting your organization in conservation efforts?
Absolutely 100% community involvement is needed. Programs
are not successful without this. ACEER focuses on working with
and in local communities, and uses local staff.
5. In what ways can youths be effectively engaged in
Youth who do not live in the Amazon region can learn, become
aware of the issues, and the interconnections-the Amazon
region is needed for the health of our whole planet. Learn
about it, talk about it, raise awareness. Start programs at
school or in your communities to encourage good actions,
actions that help protect the planet. Fundraise for
organizations that work in these fields. Kids do walkathons,
sell reusable shopping bags, arrange puppet shows, tell
stories, to then donate funds.
I thank you in advance for your support and we would like to hear from you soon.
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