TReeS is a UK registered charity and non-profit making organisationwith over 30 years experience promoting tropical rainforest conservation andsustainable development in the Madre de Dios river basin, in south-east Peru.
The particular focus is on the Tambopata river basin and its associatedprotected areas:
•Bahuaja-Sonene National Park (BSNP)
•Tambopata National Reserve (TNR)
TReeS aims to promote and support:
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).
•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.