Our Mission, Vision and Objectives

Mission:

Through establishing grassroots alliances with indigenous and international organizations, strengthening stewardship of vital ecosystems, honoring ancestral wisdom in the creation and application of sustainable development practices, preserving cultural identity and traditions through true intercultural education, and standing in solidarity with our allies for environmental and social justice, we will ensure a clean, just and sustainable future for the Amazon.

Vision:

The preservation of the Amazon is of critical importance to life across our planet. Our vision is to ensure that the protection and development of the Peruvian Amazon and the well-being of its people are guided by community-based models of sustainable development bridging traditional wisdom with modern knowledge.

Rather than being separate from nature, we recognize our place in the interconnected web of life. We understand that when we despoil the Earth and its atmosphere, we directly do harm to  ourselves.

We believe a new era approaches where we live co-creatively and recognize the sacredness of Mother Earth. By sustaining and celebrating life in all its diversity and working together with respect, compassion, and unity, we foster the creation of a fair, thriving and healthy environment for current and future generations.

Objectives:

  • Advocate for Indigenous peoples’ rights and promote social and environmental justice by partnering with human rights lawyers and other legal support organizations.
  • Raise national and international awareness about the Amazonian environment and highlight the threat posed by the increasing large-scale industrial developments, including oil and gas exploration and production, mining, hydroelectric projects and deforestation for industrial agriculture.
  • Implement community-based, sustainable development projects that offer clean, appropriate and long-term alternatives to the destructive industrial development practiced under the current economic paradigm.
  • Support innovative, intercultural educational projects in Indigenous and Mestizo communities throughout the Peruvian Amazon; help preserve Indigenous traditions that contain conservation ethics and practices that have sustained them in the rainforest for millennia; integrate indigenous knowledge with the best contemporary science and practices to strengthen cultural identity, cultivate leadership and reinforce a sustainable worldview founded on tradition.
  • Preserve, celebrate, and deepen our understanding of the ancient plant-based healing practices and spirituality of the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon and help preserve their shamanistic traditions and encyclopedic knowledge of plant medicines and intelligence.