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P.O. Box 33153 London NW3 4DR Contact: TReeSUK1@gmail.com

Registered Charity 298054

Tambopata Reserve Society

What is the Tambopata Reserve Society(TReeS)?

TReeS is a UK registered charity and non-profit making organisation with over 25 years experience promoting tropical rainforest conservation and sustainable development in the Madre de Dios river basin, in south-east Peru. The particular focus is on the Tambopata river basin and its associated protected areas:

* Bahuaja-Sonene National Park (BSNP)

* Tambopata National Reserve (TNR)

TReeS aims to promote and support –

* biodiversity conservation;

* community-led projects relevant to the sustainable use of natural resources;

* sound environmental management;

* environmental education; and

* research relevant to the above.

TReeS responds to local initiatives which address these aims. In this way, we generate awareness of environ-mental issues, support local motivation and build local capacity to generate solutions to environmental and developmental problems. The majority of TReeS’ support has been for –

* native communities’ initiatives on health care and the re-evaluation of traditional forest practices;

* operational costs and community consultations on development issues by regional Federations

such as those for indigenous peoples (FENAMAD) and for local farmers (FADEMAD);

* community projects such as eco-tourism initiatives promoting the sustainable use of local resources;

* field studies, research expeditions and publications in the region by young Peruvian biologists.