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Story Publication logo July 29, 2023

Series ‘Ashaninka, Planters of Forests’: Efforts To Recover Degraded Forest Lands (Portuguese)


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The Ashaninka combine traditional customs with the ideals of sustainability, such as the...


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The Indigenous Ashaninka people have engaged in reviving swathes of land on the borders of Brazil and Peru ever since they arrived there. In a span of 30 years, they have managed to grow over 300,000 açaí trees, securing their future. The group has transformed the pasture into the "forest of life" as they now know it.

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