Who we are
The Asociación Civil Reserva Ecológica Chontachaka is an environmental, ecological and non-profit organization. Our objective is to work for the defense and conservation of the Amazonian forests and of all the beings that inhabit them.
The Ecological Reserve Chontachaka is formed by professionals, collaborators, volunteers and above all, by nature lovers. All its members have experience in fields such as ecology, health or education. They are people who for years and for different reasons have been involved in the wonderful world of the Amazon rain forest.
Ecological Restoration Project
The goal of Ecological Restoration is to initiate or accelerate the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, transformed or totally destroyed as a direct or indirect result of human activities.
The inadequate exploitation of their resources by human beings may damage the ecological situation, the integrity and sustainability of an ecosystem to such an extent that the ecosystem is not able to recover on its own and recover its pre-exploitation status.
Our proposal is to create and integrate new practices of sustainable life, culturally appropriate for the inhabitants of the local communities considering the limitations of the current era
The area of influence of the Chontachaka Ecological Reserve is located in the Cloud Forest, in the Qosñipata Valley, within the Manu, one of the world's richest plant species. Wide Amazonian areas such as Cloud Forest or Ceja de Selva, the biodiversity of these ecosystems is high.
The Chontachaka Ecological Reserve manages 200 hectares of forests in the Palmaceda estate, Chontachaka (Qosñipata valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve), where it develops its integral biological restoration project. It has replanted more than 5000 individuals of native tree species since 2006. There are already several communities and individuals in the area willing to join their efforts.
In 2006 we began to develop its ecological restoration project in Manu and in 2009 it was legally established with the firm determination to implement sustainable and realistic solutions that connect us again with the Pachamama (mother earth)