Breathe easier: Million-acre preserve is declared

Posted: February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

LORETO, Peru — Have a little faith and save a little space for hope.

Indigenous reserves — which combine the preservation of native cultures with the preservation of land — are emerging in South America.

Peruvian rainforest.

Nature and Culture International Program Coordinator Silvia Usuriaga describes the declaration of the million-acre Maijuna Reservae at The Huffington Post.

The need to preserve rainforest and indigenous lands in Peru became more critical as a result of the George H.W. Bush-era Peru Free Trade Agreement.

Nature and Culture International is a charity which protects rainforests. At the time of this writing, a donation of $100 would protect an acre of rainforest.

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