Over a span of five years, I had the privilege of working in direct contact with various indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, serving as a photographer and communications specialist for GIZ, supporting the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment.
The indigenous communities of the Peruvian jungle are actively engaged in an innovative forest conservation program. Within this program, they commit to preserving their primary forests, while the Peruvian government pledges to provide annual economic incentives to facilitate the development of environmentally sustainable projects. This approach enhances their economic livelihoods, improves their quality of life, and safeguards the forests, that play a crucial role in mitigating climate change.
For further details about this conservation program, please visit the National Forest Conservation Program of Peru website: http://www.bosques.gob.pe/