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.LEARN MORE
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.”
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.