Arbio Ong – Organización sin fines de lucro que gestiona y protege 916 hectáreas de bosque (9.16 km2) en la cuenca del río Las Piedras, provincia de Tambopata, Madre de Dios.

We are a non-profit Peruvian association founded in 2010 in Madre de Dios.

We manage and take care of 916 hectares of Amazon forest (2264 acres) in the Las Piedras River basin, Madre de Dios. The organization is led by women and its purpose is to implement forest conservation actions involving civil society and the private sector.

What Have We Achieved?

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PROTECTION OF THE FOREST

PROTECTION OF THE FOREST

- The protection of 916 hectares of Amazonian forest of the Madre de Dios region with the permanent presence of forestry custodians for 8 years.
- The training of personnel for work in the field and implementation of permanent terrestrial and river patrol activities in the area.
- The construction of a biological station with local materials, including infrastructure with basic services, dining, bathrooms, and a watchtower. Total area of construction is approximately 400m2.
- Path network: 12 km of trails and paths in the forest for patrol and exploration by visitors.
- Basic team operations: new river transportation, group generator, UHF radio for communications, underground water pump system.

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TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT THE FOREST

TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT THE FOREST

- Since 2012: development and implementation of the Unique System for Forest Protection as a microfinance strategy that allows for any internet user to choose a hectare of Amazon forest and sponsor it.

- 2017: development of the application App CensArbol 2.1 for data collection and the systematization of field data.

- 2018: development of the first web prototype of a System of Protection of Great Amazonian Trees.

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RESEARCH

RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE PROTECTING

- Forest Inventory of 300 great trees of species in danger of logging within hectares of the Arbio forest with the systematization of the information for each treed.

- Study and recognition of wild fauna in the area: 25 species of mammals (entre jaguars, pumas, ocelots, deer and tapirs), 70 species of amphibians and reptiles, 250 species of birds. Audiovisual recording.

- Permanent monitoring of mammals by hidden cameras over 3 consecutive years.

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SOCIAL ISSUES

SOCIAL ISSUES

- Training of 30 families of chestnut harvesters and farmers in Puerto Maldonado on techniques of forest restauration with Analog Forestry.

- Lead interactive recreational activities with the children and cooperation of the neighboring community in the Las Piedras river basin over 3 consecutive years.

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COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS

- Development and reputation of the ArbioPeru brand.

- Social Media Marketing: 6.7k followers on FB, 3.5k on Instagram.

- Development of the MISELVA channel on social networks for the dissemination of forestry sciences and the importance of the Amazonian ecosystem.

- Media Impact: 20 notes, interviews and/or reports about the work of Arbio Peru (nationally and internationally).

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RECOGNITION

RECOGNITION

2018 International “Jane Goodall hope and inspiration Ranger Award” prize for Tatiana Espinosa’s work with ARBIO in the Peruvian Amazon.

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TESTIMONIES

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Thanks to this community of people who have donated talent and time, we have managed to grow as we have. Here we transcribe the testimonies who have helped us in various tasks, or have visited us supporting in different ways our work in the forest.