The Tunari National Park in Bolivia was set up in order to protect the forests on the Eastern range of the Andes cordillera. However, the forest have been cut down completely and the rare Andean Condor and the camelid Vicuña disappeared. Also farmers try to safe-guard their survival with basic agriculture. But the soil is barren and water is in short supply. In 2014 we started to plant trees with the people. Our aim was to create edible forests - thanks to 559 sponsors we finally reached our goal and planted 10.000 trees! more
Start: April 2015
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.