GOALS OF THE PROJECT
To Create protected landscape area
Kichwa indigenous territory which we are trying to protect is located in the river Napo basin, amidst the wilderness of Ecuadorian rain forest. With the help from many contributors we managed to buy land with area of 41.2 Ha. This land has a strategic location as it is on a river that all indigenous communities around depend with their lives on. Its potential contamination, in case of entry of a mining company, would have fatal impact on life of the communities. 45 % of this area is not touched by humans yet, it is the primary, original rain forest. The rest is a secondary forest with trees about 150 yrs old. We want to protect this area further and allow for a natural restoration of the secondary forest to take over. At the moment, we are working towards a purchase of another valuable area with water source (lagoon) in province Orellana.
If we succeed in obtaining enough resources we would like to continue purchasing endangered land in this area. Those are little drops in the green sea of Amazonia but they have an immense value for future generations.
Protect and plant plants
In this protected are, we would like to plant and grow original medicinal plants used for wide range of illnesses – both physical and energetic. We also want to protect endangered species. To Protect huge old trees so that we can learn their wisdom and energetic work from them.
Protection and local vegetation planting will be done in cooperation with the local indigenous communities. By doing so, indian traditions will be preserved and will not be lost and forgotten. One of the big indigenous wisdoms has reference to the holy, magical plants. For example, 5 different people plant the same plant. But only the person with an initiation for healing with this plant will grow a plant with healing power. This is one of many pieces of knowledge that indians inherit and pass from generation to generation.
It is an absolute necessity that this knowledge does not get lost, especially since the younger generations are losing interest in the traditional knowledge with the growing influence of a consumerist way of life of nowadays.
To help local indigenous people
With our activities, locals are getting opportunities to improve their economic situation without having to destroy the living environment. We are creating ways to earn wage for their manual work (planning and growing of medicinal plants, road repairs and cleaning ect.), guarding of the estate or taking care of the visitors. With the opportunity to get paid work we want to prevent from cutting down the trees in order to sell them – which is, unfortunately, more and more common source of income for the locals these days.
(wayusa-energy.com). The leaves of the Wayusa tree have been used in the Napo basin to make energizing drink since ever. Drinking wayusa is an inseparable part of the traditional way of living there. By sipping on Wayusa in your home, you can also help the rain forest!
To establish healing and educational center in the rain forest
The whole Amazonia stands on the use of medicinal plants. Without their perfect knowledge, the survival in the jungle would not be possible. Easier access to pharmaceuticals and comfort of the Western civilization underact their use and the ancient knowledge is threatened with oblivion. If there is no use for this wisdom, there will be no passing down from generation to generation. Thus, we would like to help the locals to keep their knowledge alive so that they can pass it onto their children to our mutual benefits.
Unique procedures that local healers use to heal both body and spirit have huge benefits for us Westerners, too. In the future, we would like to open up a small healing-regeneration center in the vicinity of the protected are and offer to the people from around the world a sanctuary where they can come recharge, regenerate and rest from “our” (western) civilization.
For those with limited finances for a long term stay we would like to offer working stays where we trade their help on the spot. In order to create such a program, we need to build the infrastructure for the guest stay and for the education of the future generations.