Ikamaperu’s story began exactly twenty years ago in the north-east of the Peruvian Amazon.
Around us we were witnessing the destruction of biodiversity, with no effective legal protection. The indigenous communities of Alto Mayo – the Awajun - were suffering from the combined impacts of a market economy, the introduction of agricultural monocultures and settlers invading their lands. The way of life, culture and soul were disappearing from these forest societies.
In 1997 with the help of (...)