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  • October 12, 2020
    News & Articles

    On October 12th of 1492, Columbus and his fleet set foot on the Americas, on what is today known as the Bahamas. More than five centuries later, this event continues to generate discussion about how such a significant date should be commemorated. Currently, anti-racial discrimina...

  • March 16, 2020
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    The Amazon basin is the world’s most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem; in 2 hectares of land, we find more plant and animal species than we find in the entire continent of North America. Hydrological cycles modulated by the trees and rivers of the Amazon also play a key role in r...

  • March 1, 2020
    Annual Report

    2019 was a year full of growth and accomplishments for our Institute. We invite you to re-live this year with us through this wonderfully illustrated report, offering a summary of our achievements and stunning photos from our activities and our beautiful Amazon region. Letter ...

  • September 30, 2019
    News & Articles

    The Amazon is still on fire. As you have seen in the news, tens of thousands of forest fires are raging across the Amazon rainforest, and continue to spread through the region at an alarming pace. The fires have devastated immense areas in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. While s...

  • April 10, 2019
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    After more than four decades of petroleum exploitation in the Loreto region, communities on the petroleum circuit remain some of the poorest and most insufficiently attended people of Peru for both geographic and socio-economic reasons. A lack of access to basic resources such as...

  • March 1, 2019
    Annual Report

    Read our annual report and finances for 2018. Discover the inside story and the highlights from our three programs: Permaculture, Intercultural Education and Human & Nature Rights. Letter from the Director Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: These three well known, simple, ...

  • October 31, 2018
    Publications

    Since 1979, more than 100 oil spills have occurred along the North Peruvian pipeline – a mega construction, stretching a massive 1,106 km from the Amazon to the Peruvian coast, operated and owned by state company Petroperu. The large majority of the spills happened after 2008. In...

  • August 20, 2018
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    Through the lens of young Amazonian biologist and photographer Jorge Salvador Pizarro García, Amazonian flora and fauna are not only magnified but celebrated. From brightly colored frogs and snakes to the blooming flowers of medicinal plants and trees, Jorge documents the astonis...

  • May 25, 2018
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    In the Peruvian Amazon, FORMABIAP has been a steady force for the advancement of intercultural bilingual education in a country where there are still many inequalities for indigenous peoples. Working hand in hand with indigenous organizations, communities and allies, FORMABIAP ce...

  • May 11, 2018
    News & Articles

    Indigenous peoples affected by oil activity in the northern Peruvian Amazon have yet again raised their voices and demands for justice in another important hearing with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), this time focused on the case of the right to water in...

  • April 25, 2018
    News & Articles

    Last weekend, indigenous youth of indigenous student organization OEPIAP organized a minga (communal work) in coordination with The Chaikuni Institute’s Sui Sui Program on the land which the regional government has promised them and where they hope to build their long-awaited and...

  • April 19, 2018
    News & Articles

    In the Peruvian Amazon, over 40 years of irresponsible oil exploitation have affected countless indigenous communities. While scientists still do not know the long-term impacts of oil spills and water contamination, the links between indigenous rights violations, socio-environmen...

  • March 8, 2018
    News & Articles

    Rivers are life for Amazonian peoples. Yet in Peru’s northern region of Loreto in the Amazonian jungle, nearly half a century of irresponsible oil exploitation has left rivers, streams, creeks and lakes contaminated with heavy metals. Indigenous peoples continue to demand respect...

  • March 5, 2018
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    For the first time, Amazonian indigenous youth in Peru’s northern jungle have united to create a unique and exceptional music video in seven native languages. Entitled ‘Babel’ and filmed in the cities of Iquitos and Nauta, the video clip is a production by indigenous media Ra...

  • March 1, 2018
    Annual Report

    Read our annual report and finances for 2017. Discover the inside story and the highlights from our three programs: Permaculture, Intercultural Education and Human & Nature Rights. Letter from the Director When I was a teenager, I had a poster of a Native American Cree prophe...

  • February 6, 2018
    Publications

    “WATER IS LIFE” Why Amazonian Indigenous Peoples In Peru Continue To Defend Their Rivers, Forests And Life? Digital Resource Created With Kichwa Federation FECONAT, 2018

  • December 27, 2017
    Press

    As part of our work with FECONAT, Chaikuni was involved in the follow-up process of the historic Saramurillo accords signed between Amazonian indigenous organizations from five river basins affected by oil activity and the Peruvian state in December 2016 following a 117-day mob...

  • March 1, 2017
    Annual Report

    Read our annual report and finances for 2016. Discover the inside story and the highlights from our three programs: Permaculture, Intercultural Education and Human & Nature Rights. Letter from the Director It takes great vision to build a great organization. When I review las...

  • June 15, 2016
    Publications

    Download the report Introduction The department of Loreto, located in north-east Peru, contains by far the largest section of the Peruvian Amazon. Loreto represents 55% of Peru’s forested area, hosts Peru’s biggest national reserve and is immensely rich in flora and fauna. It...

  • March 1, 2016
    Annual Report

    Read our annual report and finances for 2015. Discover the inside story and the highlights from our three programs: Permaculture, Intercultural Education and Human & Nature Rights.

  • September 27, 2014
    News & Articles

    Since last year, we have been continuing to develop this 1 hectare forest clearing into a fully functioning Permaculture demonstration site. Our aim is to produce food, medicines and fuel from this site; experimenting with various methods, from polycultures to nutrient cycling, s...

  • August 26, 2013
    News & Articles

    What an exciting summer for the Chaikuni Institute, our sister organization Alianza Arkana and partners RECOVER & Terra Genesis International! For 17 days at the beginning of August our organisations came together to lead Chaikuni's first Permaculture training course: an innovat...

  • March 20, 2013
    News & Articles

    Chaikuni Institute's mission of regenerating the degraded rainforest landscape and creating resilient local economies will be achieved through reforestation of abandoned land and ecosocial community outreach initiatives in mestizo and indigenous villages. Our aim is to create a m...