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Why we are planting one million trees in Peru

Five hundred years ago, when Spanish conquistadors first set foot in Peru, the high Andes had abundant forests of a low-growing and durable tree called Queuña (Kay YOU nyuh). Today, these ancient forests have almost disappeared, and with them many of the species that once lived within them.

Mature Queuña trees in a Peruvian forest

Posted on April 20, 2017

How reforestation affected women's economics in Peru

In 2007, Journeys International's Earth Preservation Fund joined Peruvian-based groups to help restore the forests of Peru's Lares region. What began as a strategy to help combat climate change also became a way to help villagers, especially women, improve the economics of their families.

Posted on April 19, 2017

VIDEO: Tree planting in Peru

It's one thing to read about an Earth Day project, it's another to see it in action. Watch this video to feel the energy behind the reforestation efforts in Peru's Lares region.

 

Posted on April 19, 2017

2016 Successes for Birds of a Feather

Through its nonprofit, Earth Preservation Fund, Journeys International supports organizations that focus on community-based environmental, educational and cultural preservation programs in our destinations. Here one of those organizations, Birds of a Feather, shares its successes in 2016. 

Posted on March 8, 2017

Birds Of A Feather’s Poultry Farming Project: An Egg-cellent Idea


Birds of a Feather, founded in 2013, is a non-profit serving the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda. Journeys International's non-profit arm, the Earth Preservation Fund, is proud to support Birds of a Feather through donations as well as trips to Uganda and neighboring Rwanda. Its newest initiative, sustainable poultry farming, will provide an opportunity for the organization to support a portion of it’s activities year after year.


Posted on June 11, 2016
    

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