Returning to the Amazing Amazon in 2015! This time linking with the Crees Foundation on the edge of Manu National Park. This expedition with British Exploring should prove to be a life changing one for many of our explorers and leaders alike.
Proud to link the expedition to the Crees Foundation, who work with the local community by encouraging and providing support for sustainable ways of making a living from the rainforest. Rather than feeling the pressure to exploit their environment, we want the local communities to realise its importance as a long-term resource, vital to their prosperity.This is a collaborative effort. On the one hand developing education programmes, on the other, building up enterprises that involve local know-how and harness global concern. The advantage of bringing visitors to the rainforest – when run responsibly – is that it allows the global perspective to be understood locally, and vice-versa. Rather than being taken for granted, the rainforest can then be recognized for its real worth.
We will be collaborating on data capture as part of the ongoing science programme in the primary forest as well as helping develop the Biogardens and Agroforesty programmes.The biological diversity found in Manú National Park exceeds that of any other place on Earth. The park is located in the provinces of Manú and Paucartambo, comprising lands on the eastern slopes of the Andes and the Peruvian Amazon. The area is situated within the Amazon River basin and protects almost the entire watershed of the River Manú and most of the tributaries of the River Alto Madre de Dios. I can’t wait to get there!
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