Catalyzing a Regenerative Movement in the Amazon

The Chaikuni Institute is a non-profit organization and educational hub working for a truly sustainable future for the Peruvian Amazon. Through the union of ancient indigenous traditions with contemporary Permaculture design, we teach and apply regenerative community-based development practices in Amazonian communities.

We bring together people from across the planet with indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon to co-vision and commit to a common goal – working collectively for the protection of the Amazon rainforest, her people, traditions and biodiversity.

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  • Bioregionalism. A strategy for interdependence and co-evolution of human economies and natural ecosystems, considered over time and space. Explore.
  • Regenerative Development. Human activities should be drivers of positive evolutionary change for the planet. Read.
  • Masterplan Modern innovation and renewable energy technologies to teach and apply regenerative community-based development practices in Amazonian communities. Action.
  • Permaculture. An ecological, ethical design science that creates regenerative life support systems that mimic the patterns and processes found in nature. Discover.
  • Education. An opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge from leading Permaculture teachers and indigenous elders. Learn.

Support Indigenous Rights over Pluspetrol Profit

For more than 40 years oil activity has brought destruction to the ecosystems and the indigenous people of four river basins, all major tributaries to the Amazon, which gives life to the biggest rainforest on Earth.

The operator responsible for this human and environmental disaster, Pluspetrol Norte S.A., has evaded any responsibility. The company’s contract expires on August 29 but now a new oil lot, 192, has been created and put up for sale. Three big oil companies have shown an interest, including Pluspetrol Norte S.A, but the indigenous people of the River Tigre have stated they will not permit this operator to stay one day longer on their territories.

Read their testimonies and more about the impact of oil exploitation in our new report.

In order to truly understand the effects of Pluspetrol’s practices on the Amazon, we must listen to the traditional custodians of that land. They bear witness to the catastrophic results of choosing dependency over sustainability.

Please support their demands for the sake of the Amazon and all life.

Check out the report – English    Revisar el informe – Español


A SEED of hope is germinating in the Peruvian Amazon as indigenous youth co-create a new regenerative paradigm for their communities and the Rainforest.

The Chaikuni Institute of Permaculture is running the SEED program supporting Shipibo youth to revitalize degraded landscapes while simultaneously enhancing the economic and social well-being of their families and reclaiming the cultural and spiritual heritage of their ancestors.

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Chaikuni provides innovative Permaculture design courses and comprehensive training for the Amazonian communities with whom we work as well as our many foreign interns and volunteers.

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There are many ways you can help us realize our vision. Through volunteering your time or making us a donation we are able to upscale our positive impacts and catalyze a regenerative movement in the Amazon.

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Alianza Arkana

Our sister organization, a grassroots alliance based in the Peruvian Amazon focused on environmental justice, human rights, intercultural education and community based solutions.

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