Hoja Nueva is a dynamic 501(C)(3) non-profit working in the remote Piedras region of Madre de Dios, Peru. Our experimental center in the jungle serves as a local knowledge base led by novel, on-the-ground research, the majority of which involves agroforestry, sustainability, and conservation. Our base is a home to our staff and local community members, as well as volunteers, interns, researchers, and tourists that share a collective mission to make sustainable agriculture a success in the Piedras–and all remote rainforest environments like it.
The urgency of conserving the Earth’s rainforests now goes beyond cultural and wildlife preservation. As a component of the recent Paris Accord on climate change, protecting the Amazon rainforest is vital and of high potential. But more in-site research is necessary in coupled human-environment systems in the Amazon’s most biodiverse and healthy forests. Hoja Nueva consults and cooperates with local agricultural associations and other nonprofit organizations to ensure reliable food production while maintaining healthy forests, creating a future where both humans and nature can thrive.
Hoja Nueva relies on individual donors like you from all over the world to fund our projects! We also put on several fundraisers throughout the year to better reach or supporters. Every November we hold our Annual Luncheon on Bainbridge Island, and every Spring we combine culture and conservation to create beautiful shows that bring communities together by partnering with local organizations. In May 2016, all proceeds from Inspiración del Perú benefited Hoja Nueva and the construction of our newly-built Eco-Center. Our Center serves as a pillar of sustainability in the Madre de Dios region welcoming visitors and students from all over the world to experience the jungle and participate in local conservation and agroforestry projects!