YORENKA TASORENTSI LAND BUYBACK
Where: Marechal Thaumaturgo, Acre - Brazil
When: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
How much: $1,000,000 raised so far
4 retreats since 2019
150,000 endemic trees planed from seed
The Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute was envisioned by the spiritual and political leader, Benki Piyãko, winner of the 2017 UN Equator Prize. It serves as a center for reforestation, education, cultural exchange and healing. The Boa Foundation helped lay the groundwork of this dream by acquiring 3,773 acres of land, of which 1,483 acres were deforested and are being restored. In under a year 150,000 native trees have been planted. The centre will have a 400 people capacity, and from its official opening in July 2020 will receive participants to learn, heal, exchange and plant trees.
This is an ongoing project which we will continue to support through to its completion, and we are excited and proud to see the first stages in action.