We manage and protect 916 hectares of forest (9.16 km2) in the Las Piedras river basin, province of Tambopata, Madre de Dios. This area was granted in concession for 40 years (renewable) by the Peruvian state in 2006.
Since the construction of the Interoceanica Highway (2011) these areas of primary forest or virgin forest are being threatened by illegal logging, agriculture (monocultures), and other activities that lead to deforestation and loss of the forest. Our permanent presence with forest rangers protects the area and promotes the spread of information about the importance of conserving the forest in the neighboring communities.
We built our biological station with materials from the forest (cabins for bedrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, bathrooms, and a watchtower). We have operational equipment and a boat to sail on the river, a well, a pump for underground water, biodigester, a generator, and a radio for communications. Here, there is no Internet service, telephone signal, street light nor electricity. You are connected to the forest!