Rainforest protection - Environmental protection - Nature conservancy
ALTU RUNA presents series of holistic solutions and projects inspired by nature for a healthy planet.
Focusing on the preservation of the rainforest, ecosystems and natural traditions ALTU RUNA develops solutions for the benefit of the planet and its inhabitants aspiring a harmonic and balanced life with nature.
To preserve our green planet, we need holistic solutions to climate change and environmental degradation. The aim of ALTU RUNA is to demonstrate and practice ecological alternatives for a sustainable future. One of our biggest concerns is the destruction of our rainforests and ecosystems. Our goal is to preserve the largest possible areas rainforest from deforestation and to reforest deforested areas sustainably.
ALTU RUNA's vision is a sustainable future that can preserve and guarantee access to our vital resources such as pure water, fertile soils, clean air, healthy foods and natural remedies.
As a collective responsibility, YOU can join our effort to protect nature from environment degradation and spread the knowledge that will guarantee a more natural way of living for us and the future generations.
Rainforest protection - Preservation of our biosphere & biodiversity
The ALTU RUNA project strives to conserve and protect the Peruvian rainforest and its
immense biodiversity. Peru is known as being one of the worlds top 3 'megadiverse' countries, for its amazingly vast
spectrum of ecosystems, species, and unique ancestral culture. Peru contains 25,000 known plant species, which is 10% of the worlds total, and a staggering 30% of these are native only in Peru.
The preservation of the rainforest is imminently important for the ecological balance of our planet.
Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or
severely threatened over the next 25 years due to rainforest deforestation. We have initiated the
program "Permaculture in the Peruvian Rainforest" to prevent deforestation, and at the same
time teach a technique that will allow us to nourish and provide for ourselves from our invaluable
rainforests; without destroying them through unsustainable agriculture.
Sustainable reforestation - Planting new forests - Tree sponsorships
The continual and exponential destruction to the tropical rainforests requires urgent attention and
action. By planting new forests we can regrow the biological infrastructure and begin to restore
and heal the entire ecosystem. Everyone can contribute to protect this vital and beautiful natural world. If we truly want to
preserve our home and its inhabitants we must act now and search for solutions to
conserve the rainforests and repair the ongoing environmental degradation.
It is of
absolute importance to implement sustainable reforestation models that mimmick the balance and
efficiency of nature. If we cannot preserve our original forests, then we can at the very least begin
planting new forests. Better a new forest, than no forest at all. Our reforestation project involves establishing and implementing a sustainable model for the
reforesting of destroyed rainforests. We would like to encourage you to participate, each tree
from your tree sponsorships is planted in our reforestation areas.
Botanical garden - Species protection
Medicinal plants & Botanical knowledge
At ALTU RUNA it is our greatest aim to preserve the biodiversity of our forests. We focus
primarily on the many species that are facing extinction. Countless medicinal and aromatic plants
are endangered worldwide. Up to 70,000 plant species are used for medicinal purposes, over
90% of them are collected from the wild. 4,400 medicinal plants are known in Peru and extensively used by the population for it’s properties. In the ALTU RUNA Botanical Garden we are planting
and protecting many native endangered species.
In our research projects we will study the
traditional applications of these plants and complete the existing knowledge about them. The
benefit of the extensive medicinal applications of these plants is essential for humanity, our health
and medical comprehension. The eventual extinction of our medicinal plants and the knowledge
of its application is an immeasurable loss to our future. The traditional applications and
knowledge of the plants must be preserved.