100 years ago, wild, untouched forest covered the Andes. The Tunari National Park in the highlands of Bolivia was established to protect this primeval forest. But the forest was almost completely cut down out of ignorance and necessity. In 2014, Naturefund began planting the first 10,000 trees and supporting farming families in converting to the Dynamic Agroforestry cultivation method. This has worked: green islands are appearing everywhere on the bare mountain slopes. more
Start: April 2014
End: still open
The Tunari National Park is located in the valley of Cochabamba in Bolivia and is part of the eastern Andes Mountains with the Tunari as the highest point (5,035 m above sea level).
First stage 2014-2016: 10,000 trees,
Second stage 2017-2019: 30,000 trees
The national park itself covers an area of 3,090 km ² in which around 80,000 people live in scattered villages.Naturefund supports about 300 families in six municipalities in and around the National Park: Tiquipaya, Quillacollo, Vinto, Sacaba, Apote and Arani.
Naturefund's Bolivian partner is the AGRECOL Andes Foundation.We also cooperate with the women's initiative CETM, the research farm MOLLESNEJTA, the agroforestry network ECO-SAF, the Universidad Católica Boliviana "San Pablo", the foundation Simón I. Patiño and their farm of the Granja Pairumani and the local organization Bosque y Comunidad.Together we promote the sustainable and promising cultivation with dynamic agroforestry.