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More than a professional group, we are a family committed to conserving the rainforest

We are a Peruvian non-profit association founded in 2010 in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios. We manage and protect 916 hectares of Amazon rainforest (2264 acres) in the watershed of the Las Piedras river, Madre de Dios.

The organization is led by women and its purpose is to implement forest conservation actions involving civil society and the private sector.

Our Team

Tatiana Espinosa

Forest Sciences Engineer

Forest Sciences Engineer with a Masters in management and conservation of tropical forests from CATIE (Costa Rica). Fifteen years of experience in management of Amazonian forests, as well as adaptation to climate change in Peru and Mesoamerica. Forest restoration Analog Forestry trainer, accredited by the International Analog Forestry Network.

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Rocio Espinosa

Engineer in Food Industries

Engineer in Food Industries with a master’s degree in Business Administration MBA in ESAN. Has experience in administration and finances of environmental business. Coordinates the administrative management of Arbio’s operations from Lima.

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Gianella Espinosa

Photograper

PUCP alumnus with studies in architecture and experience in educational and residential architectural design. Professional photographer and graduate from the Image Center in Lima. Keen interest in connecting art with the conservation of endangered ecosystems. Management of web and social media tools.

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Maria José Canelón

Renewable Natural Resources Engineer

Renewable Natural Resources Engineer, with a Masters in Management of Wild Fauna in the University of UNELLEZ, Venezuela. Has experience in conservation of the wild fauna and aquatic life, study of environmental impacts, conservation of forests and wetlands in Venezuela, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and since 2018 in Perú.

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Daniel Valle

Biologist

Consultant with extensive experience in conservation of biological diversity and management of protected areas. He has worked in participatory management with communities and local residents. A biologist by profession, with a doctorate in Environmental Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Forest Resources Conservation, he teaches at various universities in the specialties of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism.

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Luis Valle

Bachelor of Tourism

Bachelor of Tourism from the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University, with experience in heritage interpretation and nature tourism.

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Consultative Council

Joaquin Leguia
Orezzoli

Bachelor degree in natural sciences from Cornell University,  master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University with a specialization in the role of childhood on sustainable development. Founder and director of the Association for Childhood and its Environment (ANIA), and creator of the character Ania (Discovery Kids) and the methodology “Land of girls, boys, and youngsters” (TiNi), renowned by UNESCO as a good practice of Education for Sustainable Development.

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Ismael Noya
De La Piedra

Lawyer of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, with a master’s degree in comparative jurisprudence in the University of New York. Legal Advisor of the External Debt Comittee (1983-1986). Head of International Legal Advice of the Development Finance Corporation – COFIDE (1982-1986). He was a foreign associate of White & Case in New York and Associate Lawyer, Partner, Director and Counselor of the Luis Echecopar García Study until 2015. Expert in Project Finance, Acquisition, Corporative Finances and Warrant Structuration.

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Alfredo Menacho
Sánchez

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology in the Major National University of San Marcos, Lima, and postgraduate studies in Business Managment from Piura University. Founder of Aurandina SAC company, which produces and markets the brand Wawasana, known for pioneering the introduction of medicinal herbs in the market of teas. President of ADEX’s Academic Centre Directory from (2007 – 2015) and Director and permanent member of the Executive Council of the exporting guild (2005-2015).

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Advisor´s Team

Carlos Lau

Interiorista de profesión comprometido en la difusión del uso de materiales sostenibles para la construcción. Cuenta con experiencia en la gestión de campañas de comunicación para la conservación de fauna marina costera y amazónica.

Arvea Marieni

Strategic consultant specialized in technologies for sustainability, climate change and new business models for the circular economy. In recent years, she has focused on innovation, technology transfer and change processes in various sectors, including environmental management and waste treatment, among others.

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Milo Bekins

Expert consultant in Analog Forestry, he was President of the International Network of Analog Forestry. He has facilitated workshops in Dominican Republic, Peru, Philippines, Cuba, Spain, Cameroon, Canada and Australia. Director of the Training Center for Analog Forests – Quepos, Costa Rica.

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Ing. Miguel A. Crespo

Director of PROBIOMA, an organization focused on Agroecology, Biodiversity Management, Biotechnology and Advocacy. He has extensive experience in the field, being in charge of the reproduction of biological controllers that cover 400,000 hectares in more than 60 crops in Bolivia.

Michael Tweddle

Fotógrafo profesional. Su preocupación por el medio ambiente lo ha llevado a explorar todo el Perú y el mundo, fusionando dos pasiones: la conservación y la fotografía de viajes. Implementando safaris fotográficos, turismo de naturaleza y talleres de fotografía compartiendo experiencias de vida, biodiversidad y culturas vivas como una herramienta positiva en la conservación y la educación ambiental.

MSc. Sayaka Ota

Guide and Interpreting Instructor certified by the National Association for Interpretation – NAI United States. She is Forest engineer by profession with a master’s degree in Ecotourism, she has vast experience in Nature Interpretation, training for guides and local people in interpretation and environmental education in Peru and Japan.

MSc. Fernando Angulo

Expert consultant in ornithology and bird tourism. He makes expeditions and trips to evaluate and observe birds throughout the country. He is Forest engineer with a master’s degree in Conservation of Natural Resources.  CORBIDI principal investigator, member of four IUCN specialist groups, he has numerous books, scientific articles, and articles on birds and conservation in Peru.

Our Mission

Rainforest Defenders

We have two sites to fund activities for preserving the Arbio rainforest located in the Las Piedras river watershed, Tambopata province, Madre de Dios. Connect with the Amazon by choosing a hectare of Amazonian rainforest or a tree to protect them from illegal logging.

Research of the Amazon ecosystem

We study wildlife (amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) in collaboration with the Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI) within ArBio’s forest, as well as the inventory of Amazon Big Trees in danger of illegal logging, for their monitoring and conservation. There is great potential for carrying out studies on the reproductive activities of Hylidae frog families, birdwatching, ethology or behavior of large mammals, arthropod diversity, and topics related to population ecology.

Conservation Experience

Protect and visit the Amazon rainforest! You can be a part of the preserving activities of Arbio. The visitor’s experience focuses on investigation of the flora and fauna, enjoying nature and connecting with the great Amazonic trees.

Analog Forestry

Arbio is a promoter of Analog Forestry, a method of restoring the rainforest by copying its natural condition. Analog Forestry produces benefits such as the reduction of pests and the obtaining of organic products, in contrast with monocultures which only deteriorate the ecosystem quickly.

International allies

Aliados internacionales MilkyWire
Aliados internacionales Global Footprint
Aliados internacionales IRF
Aliados internacionales IAFN RIFA
Aliados internacionales NonprofitPartner
Aliados internacionales Bluoverda
Aliados internacionales BNI
Aliados internacionales Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation
Aliados internacionales WildFF
Aliados internacionales Probioma
Aliados internacionales AmiGo Abroad
Aliados internacionales be.earth

Peruvian allies

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Fundacion BBVA

JungleKeepers

JungleKeepers

Mariposario Tambopata

SERFOR

Innóvate Perú

PUCP

Corbidi

CEARE

Asociación de Guardaparques del Perú

Amazonía que Late

Ania

UPC

UPC

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