The Boa Foundation

Preserving & protecting
indigenous Land


Change The world

A flock of parakeets flying over Yawanawa lands. ©Marcelo Fortaleza Flores


We work in alliance with indigenous communities to preserve and protect sacred land, culture, and ancient wisdom. We support projects including strategic land buybacks, restoration of native ecosystems, cultural exchange, and sustainable living solutions.
Our planet is a miracle. Life has evolved for millions of years, creating a rich and diverse ecosystem, an intricate web where all life can thrive. The climate crisis is the result of a deep man-made imbalance on the Earth. Our species has been extracting, producing, and polluting without much consideration for other forms of life, even our own. This imbalance is a symptom of our alienation from natural rhythms, cycles, and systems, and our lack of a caring relationship to our world. This also manifests in ever-increasing crises in mental health, breakdown of communities, and auto-immune diseases being diagnosed at alarming rates. The Boa Foundation works together with indigenous communities worldwide to address these issues holistically, ​supporting both cultural and natural diversity, and the healing of our selves and the planet.



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Benki prayer
Benki praying in the forest at Yorenka Tasorentsi. ©Marcelo Fortaleza Flores


Yorenka Tasorentsi is the dream-come-true of environmental activist and spiritual leader Benki Piyãko. It has continued the Ashaninka project of reforesting farmland even at the brink of urban spaces in the Amazon, capping a 2.5 million-tree reforestation effort using ancient and current techniques of agroforestry to obtain the highest biodiversity.

Nixpupima Music
The Wauja’s Ulupuene Village, Upper Xingu. ©Marcelo Fortaleza Flores

One Thousand Villages

A global crowdfunding campaign to support indigenous, as well as riverside and black "quilombola" communities and all other defenders of Brazilian ecosystems. As Brazilian indigenous activist and curator, Ailton Krenak, has said: “while a dozen sovereign villages living in a network of sustainable communities can save a valley, and thirty can save a region, one thousand villages and their networks could save an entire country.”

Huya Ania at sunset with the Sierra Madre Ocidental in the distance. Photo: The Boa Foundation
uya Ania at sunset with the Sierra Madre Ocidental in the distance. Photo: The Boa Foundation


The Yoreme, or Yaqui, like the Wixárika and Apache name their land with terms that reveal the enchanted nature, the history and philosophy of local environments. Features of the land and the plants found in it guard teachings which can transform us and deepen our understanding of the world. Our main focus in this project is to promote indigenous culture in relation to land, reforestation, heritage, and the guardianship of biodiversity. There are at least three hundred dominant species of plants in this ecosystem, five hundred species of birds, and no less than six species of felines. One of the last wild populations of jaguars is to be found here, of the no more than 2,5% of the number of jaguars in the world present in Mexico.