To mark UN International Day of Forests 2021, Size of Wales has published a new video about the Wampís Nation.
The Wampís are an indigenous community of 15,000 people in Peru who live in a territory of 1.3 million hectares. Their forests are vital to our planet’s ability to combat climate change and their trees store 145 million tonnes of carbon — 600% of Peru’s commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement.
Protecting existing forests can be more effective than planting new ones, as older forests are better at sequestering carbon. A Size of Wales project with the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) supports the Wampís to protect their forests through funding and training support.
To learn more about and donate to this project please click here.
We would like to thank the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for their funding and support in this project.