A sacred site deep in the Colombian Amazon
Since 2008, Rainforest Concern has worked in partnership with Gaia Amazonas to safe guard the Yaigojé Apaporis forests and obtain legal recognition of ancestral indigenous land.
A hotspot for both biological and cultural diversity, the Yaigojé Apaporis remains a pristine wilderness. It is located deep in the Colombian Amazon close to the Brazilian border and is the third largest national park in Colombia at around 1.1 million hectares. It was created at the request of indigenous communities to further protect both the forest and the natural resources in the sub-soil from the threat of mining concessions. The park is managed by the indigenous communities who use their vast knowledge to preserve this area of Amazon rainforest.
Rainforest Concern continues to work with Gaia Amazonas supporting the visionary Triple A corridor project and helping to safeguard the Yuruparí macroterritory from extractive industries.