This federation of cooperatives of Quechuan and Aymaran small coffee producers works with CI to find economic solutions to deforestation and declining coffee yields in the Tropical Andes.
The company combines tourism and environmental education, research, and local sustainable development to support the conservation of 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) within the Peruvian Amazon's Tambopata-Candamo Reserve Zone.
The loan to this sustainable nontimber forest products company in Bolivia financed the purchase and export of wild criollo cocoa and Brazil nuts from local producer associations, providing a direct economic incentive for the local population to conserve important woodlands.
The sustainable tourism pioneer in the Galapagos Islands operates two boats that are Rainforest Alliance SmartVoyager-certified and provides an employment alternative to fishing, which is a major threat in the area.
This investment in Koyam will improve corridor restoration efforts in Mapuche indigenous degraded lands and will contribute to the restoration of the Araucaria tree, listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List,