Who We Are
Our name invokes the Amazonian legend that tells of invisible protector spirits of the forest, called the Chaikuni by the indigenous Shipibo people.
Why We Work
A grassroots collective which investigates, promotes and protects equitable, inclusive, interrelated and abundant living systems.
What We Do
We work to advance environmental and social justice by empowering and partnering with indigenous peoples, and investigate and promote sustainable access to plant medicine, healthy food and economic opportunities for local communities.
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Fusing indigenous wisdom and modern knowledge, we investigate and promote sustainable access to plant medicine, healthy food and economic opportunities for local communities by creating an integral agriculture model within our Amazon permaculture center. Situated outside Iquitos, on a 175-hectare parcel of secondary tropical rainforest, our permaculture center has grown since its inception in January 2013.
Human and Nature Rights
We are dedicated to advancing environmental and social justice in the Amazon and beyond in these critical times of climate change. We stand with indigenous and local organizations in Loreto to resist systems that privilege profit over people. We are active in the important nature rights movement that advocates for the recognition of indigenous territorial rights as the best path to protect the most beautiful wilderness on Earth. We help amplify voices of the jungle by providing influential multimedia tools and investigation work. In the legal arena, we accompany local organizations in support of democratic processes and strategies that advocate for eco-social justice and protect the right to clean water and a healthy life.
Our newest pilot project is the sustainable & ethical production of ayahuasca and its use.
We have already planted over 1000 vines around the permaculture site over the past years. We are currently investigating best practices in the Loreto region with the objective of working with local communities.
We believe sustainable production must benefit both local communities and ensure this potent healing medicine is available for all who wish to approach it with respect for the healing traditions from which its usage has emerged.