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Peru ranks fourth among the 12 megadiverse countries and is home to 70% of the world’s biodiversity. Within this wonderful territory, the Madre de Dios region, also called the “Capital of Biodiversity of Peru”, is internationally recognized as one of the areas with the greatest variety of wildlife on the planet. Its forests are home...
Preserving the Brazil nut forests Don Alfonso confidently strides down the muddy path. Taking him inside the depth of the forest. He’s short but stocky and has the smile of a loving grandfather. He has a wooden stick in his hand, known as a payana, and a hand-woven tamshi-fiber basket. The route—barely perceptible—winds its way...
A narrow canoe chops through the waters at the delta of the Manatay River, cutting through the reflection of the semi-submerged forest that is mirrored on its surface. The craft slides gently between the large trunks of the catahuas and renacos as flocks of wattled jacanas and purple gallinules make their escape, squawking loudly as...
In 2019, we planted 220 thousand new shihuahuaco and marupa trees on 305 hectares. Currently, our commercial area covers 1000 hectares. This reforestation effort focused on developing seedlings with optimum characteristics by increasing the number of areas from which our species originate to strengthen BAM’s forest genetics program. All of the stages of the planting...
The aim of BAM’s science program is to conduct on-going research to assess the biodiversity and quality of environmental resources (flora, fauna and water sources) in the company’s areas of influence. This program, led by the engineer Walter H. Wust, director of BAM, is developed through an agreement with highly prestigious scientific organizations such as...
The world needs cooperative solutions and global agreements to fight climate change. This year, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) was held in Madrid.  Although no agreements were reached with regard to article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the dialogue at the conference and the interventions of both government and...
As part of a new communications strategy at Bosques Amazónicos BAM, which seeks to promote the recovery and conservation of the Peruvian Amazon and the planet, we launched our first BAM institutional video. This video focuses on the program to recover degraded areas in Campo Verde, Ucayali. We would like to invite you to learn...
Every year, BAM celebrates Forestry Week at Campo Verde in Ucayali. As part of the activities organized in Pucallpa, we invited different authorities, neighboring communities and employees to learn about BAM’s programs and to promote sustainable cooperation in the region. During this celebration, different activities were held: Training for neighboring hamlets (Agua Blanca, Tierra Roja,...
We are happy to announce that Walter Wust has joined the Bosques Amazónicos BAM team as the Director and leader of the company’s science program. Walter has more than thirty years of experience leading programs to assess biological diversity along the coast and in the Andes and Amazon of Peru.   His publications–more than 600 books...
In the framework of the sustainable development agreement to fight deforestation and degradation in Latin American forests, the Development Bank of Latin America, CAF, neutralized the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG0 generated by its operations from 1970 to 2018. The institution offset its historical footprint by acquiring 162,986 carbon credits from the REDD+ Castañeros network in...
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