Maijuna Community-Based Conservation

Photo Credits:  Wilfredo Martinez/OnePlanet

Meet the Maijuna

We are pleased to support the conservation efforts of the indigenous Maijuna, one of the smallest and most vulnerable indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon.   Their amazing conservation journey is a story of persistence and resilience.

As guardians of nearly a million acres of rainforest, the Maijuna hold the key to a sustainable future for this critically important piece of the Amazon. And yet this very forest is under threat from a highway which would slash through its heart.  The inevitable result will be uncontrolled logging, poaching, and colonization which will devastate biodiversity and decimate Maijuna culture.

Now, more than ever, the Maijuna need our help.

COVID-19 threatens not only their health but also their ability to fight the political and legal battles needed to prevent the destruction of this invaluable region of the Amazon. Together we can sustain our Maijuna partners through this perilous time, take part in the fight against the destruction of their homeland, and support educators in the US and Peru in drawing students into the adventure of learning and caring about the Amazon.

TEACH

In 2015, we formed a partnership with the Maijuna and the NGO, OnePlanet to share the Maijuna story with the world.   Through this effort, Maijuna community members began leading conservation and sustainability workshops for participants of our field courses.

The impact of these workshops was so powerful that it became clear that we needed to find ways to bring the Maijuna story out of the Amazon and into classrooms around the world.

Resource Guides

Aiming for Sustainability

Grandmother Beekeeping with Granddaughters

Interrupted Case Studies

Maijuna Wildlife Management

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DataClassroom

Snapshot of Biodiversity

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Visit our Resource Bank for more classroom connections, case studies, and resources! 

TAKE ACTION

Together we can sustain our Maijuna partners through this perilous time, take part in the fight against destruction of their homeland, and support educators in the US and Peru in drawing students into the adventure of learning and caring about the Amazon.

Please join us in this critical work!

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Photo credit:  Christa Dillabaugh